you feel all too familiar.
i watch the faces -past
a shattered mirror i glance
and all the screams come echoing back
were they your words or mine -unsure
i boldly go where no man settles
in hearts of gold at every turn
running faster than daddy told me
as i pass i hear the echoes
in a forest -taller
as i search rocks and leaves
only the messages have vanished
my only relief, a pocket of rocks
as i swallow harder
let the air rise higher
form clouds for the dry soul of their lives.