Spirit In the Dark – Part 1: “If I’m Still Alive I Have Already Died”

What does it take to be considered alive?
All contrived,
Everything thriving on the inside?
While we are left dying with every truth we hide.

 Barely surviving,
Living day to day on the run,
From the corruption and greed of the world,
Numbed on socially-constructed poison for fun.

Like pills and drugs and alcohol,
They build me up and watch me fall.
I’m just playing the game,
So enjoy the show while I take all the blame.

So much has gone misunderstood,
Not doing what we should.
Always up to no good downtown
With our noses in the air.

But the lies we keep,
Lie buried too deep;
All full of deceit.
So I’ll take your pills and go to sleep, praying that tomorrow

I’ll wake up somewhere brighter upon the ocean shore,
To the sound of a steady breath.
My heartbeat says I am alive
But I’m just not sure.

If I’m still alive by the time I awake,
I have already died in the world I forsake.

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About humblefoot

Kyle Fisher (who often uses the alias Logan Rowley online and in his writing) has been enjoying writing since he was just 8 years old. His first formal publication was at the age of 13. He is now a spiritualist and openly queer author, perpetually searching for inspiration to create and learn more about the world around him. He is always drawn to the simplicity and uniqueness that life has to offer. He doesn’t identify with labels or socially constructed ideas about how the world should be. He believes that the world is your oyster, and that we all project our own destinies with the thoughts we choose to harbour about the universe. He is an idealistic, spiritualistic hippie who is just trying to find his place in this world, crafting each word to leave his mark, and promote love and equality among all people.
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