Please for once do not judge -- Have you never felt confused? Tortured with an inner grudge, Shattered, beaten and bruised?
Yes, I am that perfect fool! Clinging to my fragile world Grabbing for any broken tool My dreamboat sails, unfurled
In my fight against the storm I am battered but breathing Questioning the accepted norm, When an easy path lies waiting.
Laying my cards on the table Though realizing, I will die. My values are non-negotiable, Lift the chin, head held high.
Ignoring the burn open wound Inhaling air gulp to revive An escape plan when marooned Into the scary depths, I dive.
Tiring struggle with fear demon Dolphin presented as a shark Biting off clothes reduce burden World to my eyes became dark
Finally surfaced, with nothing left Not even a last shred of strife Carried by kind ocean, fully bereft Yet contented, cherished sunrise