Pain comes in layers
Flashes of rage to burn the world
And tears to put out the fire
The see-saw of shame and none
Blame and none
The terror of raiding
My soul
The bastards
Then somewhere inside
The heat begins
Like a tiny candle
Gone again
Back to almost nothing
Never nothing
It stays
So far down
It’s almost lost
But it’s there
I need to know it’s there