Skeleton Crew

 

Written by Ryan DeHoff

 

i don’t want you to worry

about how these words sound

or about how

easy it is for me

to slip back inside the darkness

slip into a harness

of black and i

swear i don’t want to die

it’s just

couldn’t i live a little less?

how would it be

to never exist at all?

i used to pray for god to take me

now i don’t pray at all.

everything little thing i held to

was ripped to shreds in the fall,

but i don’t want you to worry;

i’m too scared to make a move.

what if things get better?

or there’s a god and he disapproves?

i can’t risk it anymore,

spent my luck on finding you.

just

tell me it gets better

i

won’t kick the chair over

find me

hanging from the rafters

veins blue with breath

unrealized.

i realize

it’s a lot to hold

but

please just keep me close.

 

 

Text © Ryan DeHoff

 

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