it was a place i’ve become too familiar with over the years. dark, cold, full of sorrow and regret. fury and rage manifested into mutilation and destruction. what evil persists on bringing me to this place? why must i endure this time and time again? longing for the days of ignorance and denial. as the anger and pain subsided, blood diminished to tears. pieces of wood, broken glass and shattered dreams faded in beneath the fog. prayed hard for an end, a resolution, a revelation, a moment of clarity, some sort of sign. “fever broke as you watched over me,” the song repeated itself in the depths of my mind as i watched the break of dawn. and forgiveness descended upon me like a welcomed rain. yet for how long until it becomes dark again?