Muted words

The blank shades of my fractured mind

Cut and slash across my soul

We live to die and die to live

And hope is such a grind

It carries and withholds

Emboldens anticipation

And steals itself away

When reality gets ahold

Hope, it never ceases

To promise forever

A never-fate

That infinite reach

May it hold me by the throat

May it choke my tears that never come

May it bloat my heart with cotton

May it strike and not withdraw

Take it, take me

Leave me, steal me

To nothing and beyond

Where muted silence rests