from where
this pain
this festering wound
that oozes from beyond the heart of darkness
whispering lies and shouts of suffering
always suffering

from where
this pain
this throbbing chaos
the hammer of war that kills all deliberation
and contaminates each and every soul
with incessant panic

from where
this pain
this lurid death trap
an awful and captivating dissonance
that drives all joy and longing
to the pit

give a modicum of kindness
stitch a timeless and tattered shroud
find the battle
without glory
begin to know

from where