I find myself writhing in bed
Fending off the voices in my head
For the umpteenth time, I remember it all
Perhaps back then, I had been gall
I had let them into my innermost space
Sharing with them my life and everything I had faced
I feel cold.
Cold because they had rendered my soul nude
Cold because they had been chillingly callous and rude
Looking out the window, I see spots of light dotting the stretch of dark
Like they populated the murk of my heart
The streetlights still live on
While they are long gone
For years I have carried this baggage
Too much for most to manage
Most wish well but don’t want me, I can tell
Perhaps I can now sleep and escape this hell
And in my dreams a sinkhole can open beneath
Swallowing me into a world away, where everything’s swell.
Anupras Mohapatra is a former opinion editor for The Daily Cardinal and currently serves on the Editorial Board. He is a senior double majoring in Computer Science and Journalism.