I’m burning up inside.
These changes cauterize my soul.
I’m engulfed in your dilemmas.
Your fleeting fancies take their toll.
A nervous pit begins to fester
In my gut, weighted by lead.
These tales a sinking reminder,
Anchoring me to waste in bed.
Why is my heart so flustered,
Skipping beats and out of time?
I’m choking on my air.
I’m boiling inside a cage of rhyme.
Let me roast in flickering flames.
They leap and spit and sear.
You will spout out some devotion.
I will tell you what you want to hear.
What is this new feeling?
Anxiety hot, a blazing beacon.
Brand my body with this sign,
Let the world know how I weaken.
How I tremble at the thought
Of something new and unknown,
How I writhe in my own embers.
Just let me burn alone.