Behind these eyes

Somewhere between

Exciting hellos


Painful goodbyes


Is just a girl

Afraid of the dark

Always pretending

Nothing has

Made its mark


In her mind

And on her soul

She whispers

Whimsical wishes

Well intended

To make her whole


Ignoring darkness

That takes

Its sinister toll

Inside her chest

Seeping slowly

Into her rest


A flash of smile

To refuel

Every gruelling

Sweat filled mile

As nightmares

Uniformly file


One by one

By one

Like a murder

Of crows

Walking in

Insidious rows