Leave the light on

They leave the light on
cannot tell you what they think
they cry for hours
even when they’re fast asleep
they never tire
they never grow quite used to this
they leave the light on
but they’re always stuck inside the abyss
the darkness consumes
eats them up before it’s over
they leave the light
hope they’ll see it over their shoulder
but it’s black here
the darkness all but overwhelming
they leave the light on
it’s always there for the taking

Come after

I don’t see into the dark
blinded by the night
turning from the shadows burn
into the breaking twilight
got myself in bleeding times
got myself alive
burning from the darkness
trying to find the light
I don’t see into the dark
I cannot read the shadows
turning from its ill regard
I begin to shatter
cannot look into the night
the light does not come after

Shadows in the closet

The shadows in my closet
the demons under bed
everything is spinning
round inside my head
I cast them all aside
and set this place a sunder
crying all the time
the sound it makes is thunder
the shadows that once lived here
the demons all once placed
burn beneath the ashes
left without their grace

Reality makes

I don’t want dreams
I don’t want things
all that I crave is up sleep
chain me uneven
break me when not needed
keep calling back to you
for reasons
I don’t want nice things
I don’t like pleasant dreams
I just want death to
be kind to me
keep me ever on the rope
tighten my grip on hope
never really let me go
I’m already insane
I don’t want to sleep here
no more dreams near
left for the rear mirror
to see the shadow standing still
keep me out and then fulfill
everything I never asked for
hollowed down and out more
I don’t want no dreams or things
nice enough or broken dreams
I just want the truth today
tell me what reality makes

In the black

I can’t see straight in all the black
the fog has me heading back
can’t get drunk off all these shadows
the lights got my eyes seeing halos
tripping all over myself
the feet I had no longer felt
I can’t see straight in the dim
running faster than the wind
even slow I move no longer
can’t keep me in I must wander
can’t get sleep no matter the trail
I just want to drink the darkness
see the light I always wanted

The horror trunk

Take the blood from roots
drain the veins that feed
all the losing battles
all the love supreme
judge the one eternal
for deeds done not by them
drown the child deeper
kill the kittens dead