As the last breath escapes my body,
Everything sudden becomes clear - oddly.
As if there was never a doubt in my mind about whom I am,
Waves of emotions and memories spill out like a broken dam.
Cursed, angry feelings of hurt that were suppressed,
The burdens don't become lighter any less.
Like the bubbles of life have faded from the sky,
Destined from my fate, I knew of the day when I would die.
Cast upon me, as if written in the stars,
I locked myself away from the past and future, hidden behind bars.
Tears never flooded my eyes,
The words spewing out of my mouth were only lies,
Despite the cries that were heard throughout the day,
I still locked myself away.
Hidden by a mask,
Stuck underneath the truth me,
I felt trapped, and so blind that I couldn't even see.
What was in front of my eyes, what I could not be,
Didn't make sense as the last strip of humanity gave way to the sea.
Waves over spilling, oceans colliding, rivers, ponds, and streams,
Until the day I had once and for all closed my eyes, did I dream.
Of a world that was better,
Of a place that, instead of,
Did not consist of me.
While the past continues to collide with the sky,
As the recognition begins to form in my eyes,
I come to the realization.
The water sets in, the layers become stripped,
From the oxidation.