reward system

when I tear myself through the window

did I catch a piece of your sanity?

pacing up and down this maze

I lock down my heart

To wait for the day

when you can clean the darkest frustration

scrubbing the bruises from my veins

like a batting cage they take their turn

I can see colors burning through the distance

breath in and out

they inhale every secret left inside my mind

a million words are exhaled

but I can’t translate a blind man’s burden

run through this glass covered maze

skin broken to bone

men watch in uniform

they shake the locks with cruelty

shut my eyes with polaroids under every scar

flash every emotion away

their hands shake at they keys

will they unlock the doors?

wash our faces like halloween

a crash inside my mind

a billion lights reach out to me

take a step back

but they start to crumble into sand

taking a turn for the worse

look deep into the broken pieces

a figment we can longer believe

crush the wind with your eyes

a disease spread too far

a figure we call our own

a figure we can’t erase

burn my lungs with disbelief

shake off regret through broken film

amplification shatters every static memory

each footstep stains my skin

flash the lights deep inside

wake up every last reflection inside your head

break the glass jars like submarines

fall like soldiers lost in remorse

sirens shock the dreams alive

are you in my future?

are you waving in the distance?

too late too tell

when we wash our faces like halloween