Mazes… Are what you left me with
Dark and constricting they wind
Through my veins hopelessly intertwined
A piece of you trapped in my bloodstream
Navigating the alleys of my heart
Slipping into memory that plays
On the stage my eyes create
Like a black curtain that obscures
The present entirely with past essence
Mental substance I fight against
But falls nevertheless over my world
As a glove too small for a hand
Stretches to allow room for fingertips
Even as it cuts circulation to the wearer
This is the feeling you impose on me
With your past presence
And the darkness of these mazes
Underneath my skin
Running through my blood
The scars that close
Only to open again
Every time I reach a dead end
A blocked artery
The constriction pulls tighter
With every image of your eyes
The memory of your touch
The smell of your hair
Those fucking clothes you left
For me to see every waking day
You must have known
That I would never put them away
Because all the pain I’ve known
Pales in comparison
To missing you
So I sing another song
Of love lost
With none to blame for what I feel
So I shall blame fate
For leaving me with this maze
That I cannot complete
Because finding the way out
Means letting you go
An antidote for my blood
The absence of you
Although it would never flow
The same way again
Forever altered by
The maze it had to run through
By the feelings I endure
The congestion of pain
A mental cancer
That afflicts the heart
With what once was
And never will be again
The lingering regrets
Overwhelming doubt
The smiles that were too few
All the times we gave up
Just to try again
The guilt I feel
For my refusal of acceptance
Fading faith
Faking fate
All of this has brought me here
With the choice to change
The type of my blood
The color of my heart
The health of my mind
The veins dark with the maze
A maze that never ends
Just recycled and reused
Only to flow again
Unless I separate myself



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