a lesson

darkness consumes me,

my soul cries out,

icy fingers rip me apart,

exposing the fears within.

i dangle,

at the mercy of my fingertips,

my hold,

slipping, faltering, failing,

the rock crumbles,

and i fall.

the darkness swallows me,

my soul cries out,

the sound quickly ends,

as i fade away.

will you,

miss me now that i am gone?

this life,

painful, lonely, over,

it has won,

now i’m done.

my lesson learned.