Blood in the water,
shadows in the corner,
gnawing at my composure;
tearing apart my mind.

Pulling on my skin,
beg for some redemption.
Anything to get away
and seek some other life.

I hear it waiting
hungry as a dragon
breathing fire into my soul.
Whimpers break past my lips.

Howling demon-child
gasping for breath through me.
The pain is ripe and full now
like a peach from the tree.

fear and lust and sadness,
encircled by an anger.
Give back my fucking life.

Go forth doomsayer-
give others your bad news.
Some blood is in the water
but the rest is still mine.