I know of evil

My soul does not feel my pain

Tortured forever

Languishing inside of hell

I live inside a bone throne

Every inch I fight

Produces a losing day

It is all I know

I have never been ahead

Six feet is where I will stay

When I rest in peace

An infinite story; told

My only echo

A silenced dream understood

A longed for rebirth; my soul

Excruciating

Unable to live without

A tolerance built

Sympathy is disgusting

Empathy is limitless

Red talons dig deep

Tom’s hawk buried into me

Fire night dancing cry

Bare an arrow sight unseen

Sins disappear in water

In every moment

A lasting whisper resides

Melancholy sigh

Forever not knowing you

Forgetting everything said

Forced to live unknown

Desperately needing someone

Forever broken

Unwanted by everyone

Living my life as myself

My life is nothing

Having been completely stripped

Emotionally

Everyone lacks empathy

The perception is…squirrel

Fighting my beliefs

Seeing no way to return

Rejected inside

Emotional subjection

Justification, released

Darkened by no one

Eclipsed an emerging sun

Anthology, sins

Tortured, of a deprived soul

Hired to consume us all

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Fun fact: each of the first letters spells the topic of the Tanka…

I have relapsed life

Connections are not sober

Nothing mentally

Emptied my bottle again

I cannot dry myself drunk

In the grasp of white

The chill finds its way inside

A linger of warmth

Subtle feelings of human

A frightful reminder, death