Monday, December 26, 2011

take down

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.

2 comments:

Natalie said...

"They can never take me down."
Indeed!

So painfully beautiful and strong. The poem...and you.

midnight rainbow said...

Touched by the same words that describe Natalie as well.