Withered and wretched
Barely skin and bones
My eyes have burned out
Skin blistered and seared

Clothes ragged and torn
Screams tormenting my soul
Endless suffering plagues me
I resolve to end it. End me

But for a drop of water
I would give pause
For a crust of bread
To live a while longer

It is no longer that day

I submit to fate
I fall into line
No attempt at escape
I can barely survive

Stay far from me
Lest you want to burn
I will bring you down
I will ruin your world

Rife with pestilence and disease
A scourge on your soul
It has ended for me
Leave now and endure

1 thought on “Wither

  1. This is a few years old and has been heavily edited. I was feeling particularly shitty the day I initially wrote this. The first version I wrote in about 20 minutes. It had a lot of issues, but if you read it, there was a lot of pain. I fixed it 3 or 4 times in the last few years, most recently a few days ago. Let’s face it, I’ve had a lot of failed relationships, several dissolved marriages. I am a marginal parent having entirely failed my very smart 18 yr old who has zero ambition because of the hs trauma I subjected him too. This pretty much sums up how I feel about myself a majority of the time. Stick with me long enough, and I will corrupt your life I’m some capacity.


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