to my depression

bloodsucker

 

vampire

drawing out all of my good parts

and leaving me with the bad

 

this well is dry

 

you take and you take and you take

and you leave me as a hollow shell

 

how much more do you want from me?

i have given you my mind

my thoughts

i have let you in

to take over the headquarters

 

i have allowed you to convince me

that any last possible drop

of goodness

is now bad

 

allowed you to make me suspicious

of those who hand me their love

and hurt them in return

what an unfair trade

 

and that’s all i have left to give

because you already own everything else

 

and i am so exhausted

 

just look at me!

dark circles have made their home under my eyes

my hands are covered in scabs

from digging my nails into the flesh

trying to keep myself sane

 

my bones are wary

and they all expect me to be strong

but i cannot be anything while fighting a war in my mind

 

sit on your throne

where i lie at your feet

you rule this kingdom now

the last of my blood draining from the open wounds

my lungs heaving their last breath

 

let this empty cocoon

crumble to dust

you have killed the butterfly

she was to become.

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