The way she used to look me in the eyes,
Wonderment is all that can be
Because there is nothing left in me.
The darkness between us grows with each passing day
Eventually, there will be no recognition of what once lay
The smiles and laughter have been replaced
Painted smiles drawn upon my face
Knowing that this is the only way to keep up my pace.
Clutching onto the brach of life that grows from the side of the cliff
All I want to know is when I let let go how far is the drop and what if.
Streaming wind assaults my body as I fall into a crystal ball of eternity
It's a space of which there is no time, no love, no emotion
It's perfect blissfulness of not living nor dying, but stuck in between
Awake looking for the coins upon my eyes and their bright sheen.
The great guide, Charon sets me upon the tour of the Lethe, Eridanos, and Alpheus
I find my escort to be hungrily grappling at my soul, taking no riches
I come to the convergence of Styx, Phlegethon, Acheron and Cocytus
Is this what we live for all our lives?
To be deceived and devoured by all the sweet sounding and enchanting lies?
Certainly there is more to the virtue of life
The battle of life always seems to be caught in the rough
There no reason to try and come out of it without falling for the bluff.
A notebook is held and read day in and day out,
Everyday it takes a different life, but it surely is one that I can live without.
BJS -- 2kXI