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I am the pain that you wish upon monsters,
construct of a heart where connection can’t live.
I am your darkness shored up and screaming;
lean hard on your gods now, but never forgive.

I am the fear that you hide from in daylight,
makes you feel real in your lack of control.
I am the judgment you cast about blindly
while grasping for something to label your soul.

I am your brother, your mother, your father,
a part and a whole of the wave that you are;
I am a beauty in deep shades of grey,
one day together we’ll laugh at our scars.

Go back to your dreams now, and may they protect you;
blame me and forget all the damage you’ve done
Believe I’m not here, or deserve what you’ve given
entertained in pretense that we’re other than One…