i decide
at some point
this is what i am
sterilize hope

how far i ran
to meet this
repeat the phrase "i can"
feel it falter

reach me
one last time
draw that line
let me try
i'll cross it one day
i'll be on our side

such a struggle, unseen
and in so many ways
it is between
the spine and the ribcage
how people can change

you will never disappear
no matter how deep i sink
no matter how far i drift
and in an instant
chaos crucified
dreams forever gone

although all hope lost
for so very long
in a heart beat
hope restored
in an instant
a new world

We're only strays.