How will I die?
In war, in peace, or in a lie
I squeal from the pain that I hide
In the ears of my soul, I confide
As I lay, I toss and turn side to side
Pillow soaked with the tears from my eyes
I hear a whisper in my ear, and I sigh
The voice of death calling time on my high
So I stand, though with fear, I don’t deny
If I must live to see the light, must seize the night
As morning creeps in again, I wonder when
My troubled world might return to haunt again.
Dedicated to the struggle with addiction.
© Raphael Sonibare 2018