Fire, smoke, mad laughter,
Running naked through wild thorns.
Nagging voices in your head
Mocking, scolding, judging, hurting.
Eyes wide open, to see nothing.
Mouth that screams, without a sound.
Not here, not there,
Not then, not now.
Ground that melts beneath your feet,
Sky closed like a glass dome.
An ever smiling kabuki mask,
Screaming “sanity is my middle name!”
Slightly trembling fingers
Reaching into darkness.
The touch of a friend’s hand,
Honest, caring eyes.
A silent open heart,
Inviting you to share.