Off Course album cover

i take off my mask and fold it
put it in my pocket there is
not much left to smile about
not much left to chase
a constant reminder
of long-buried secrets
i’ve been here longer than you
i’ve endured stronger than you
with anger and fear in every note played
three became one and a new god was made
cursed by his parents or his dreams
crushed by silence or by screams
everything is what it seems

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Scraps, a collection of horror poems by Michael Channing