Time and again I tried to crawl

the steep wall of my hole.

The higher I climbed the deeper I fell

into the abyss of my soul.


Silence has now conquered

the giant mountains I yelled.

Void has now filled in all

that I once so dearly held.


In light I had hoped to someday play.

Alas, darkness pinned me to the floor.

I neither wish nor do I care

to get up any more…


Dead Snakes, published 05/03/2016