He will say to leave him outside of the frame,he’s too afraid to sleep.
He’ll stay awake through life,
roaming the halls and searching
for what he lost years ago, and
his peace of mind
Freedom to just be.
He’ll keep looking
Not seeing the danger
gathering around him like water
engulfing a small cracked boat in the sea
He doesn’t know when it happened, but you
you always saw it coming, heard
the trickling before it began
rushing, and the warning
it has been ringing in your ears
all this time.