empty parade

my breath

has stopped 

my heart 

has been numbed 

by your words 

your acts

your presence

everything 

about you 

is 

threatening 

deadly

but it’s alright now

because 

as I climbed 

through this 

stair of emptiness 

I’m starting to see

my reason to live

that’s right

my reason to live

is 

to die

leaving 

everything

behind