As I turn my gaze to the dark abyss,
I feel barren.
In the silence, my mind staggers to life
Tendrils of memories permeate the void
Carefully crafted walls crumble;
The dam bursts, unleashing the past
Swept along those raging currents,
Thrown against the jagged rocks of memory
I drown in a thousand emotions;
Die from a thousand cuts
I will appear as I always have-
Spirited and strong
I am battered.