Drowning in Life


Mireille Bouchard, 1998


Your window to the dark

beckons me to come,

to meet my fate.

the darkness of your world

surrounds me

it suffocates me

we build our lives on lies

we know,

but we close our eyes

to the world around us

we succumb to the misery

we give ourselves to the depression

and let it take us in it=s vice

I do not relieve myself of blame

I can only hope to save myself

from the black waters

that drowns my soul

I see others on the shore

so happy in the sun

and it makes me sink

farther and farther

into the abyss of emptiness