Clawing to get in
The talons of the past sink deep into my skin
I am weary from the fight
It is the oldest trick in the book
Like a tick that latches on
I feel the infection run through me
I feel myself give way to surrender
Phil Collins blares through my head
"I DON'T CARE ANYMORE. YOU HEAR I DON'T CARE NO MORE, NO MORE!"
I feel the talons begin to shred through the layers
No fear. Just let them try and take me.
They couldn't do it the first time
Surrounded by my own personal warriors
They can never take me down.