With a weak and drowsy head

limbs still sleepy, almost dead,

I woke up on a silent winter day

and at once decided inside to stay.

Bored I mourned my blemish soul,

so eager to fly like a helpless fowl…

The ache of burning memory flashes

turned my emotions into ember ashes.

In sour madness, my mind was gone,

therefore senses, at that time, I had none.

So bursting in tears I fell on the floor.

Chased by my fears, I reached for the door.

But even the door was so far, far away

and while reaching my memory went astray…

I forgot why I reached for that stupid door

and, again, bursting into tears I fell on the floor.

I realized something that was there all along.

It started repeating in my head like a tedious song.

That annoying voice: a dreadful, stubborn sound

that pinned all of my emotions to the ground,

unless my body rested helplessly – dead that is.

wouldn’t just let me be in peace,

The voice whispered repeatedly “never” in my ear.

“Never” was the word that combined all of my fears.

I shouted at the effigy I saw in the crooked mirror:

“Spare me, I cannot stand this! Bring my ending nearer!”

Breaking the silence again, the voice hissed “NEVER” in my ear.

It drove me so mad that I couldn’t see clearly!

I grabbed my reflection and threw it out the window!

But suddenly I was up in the air trying to winnow!

I fell to the ground and I couldn’t lift my body anymore.

My eyes gazed at a blade of grass as my sight began to soar.

Freeing from that fear, my reflection vanished into the void,

for NEVER is the word that can never have me destroyed…


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