Pay a Stranger


I pay a stranger to assure me that I'm OK.
Prescribe me pills, to numb the pain away.
"You're worthless, useless, and pathetic" they say
So I pay a stranger to assure me that I'm OK.
These dull gray clouds won't flee, my mind is a mime mocking me.
As shocking as it seems, I pay a stranger to comfort me.
I've burned a million bridges, survived the stitches,
But my heart still burns and bleeds from bad decisions.
I feel scared, lost, alone, and out of rhythm,
So I pay a stranger to help me bandage my incisions.
Evil, sick laughs. They won't stop talking about my past.
My mistakes, I own them but the reminders shred me like glass.
Stranger, stranger, I'm in danger. Please work with me on my anger,
Before I throw in the towel and seclude myself to a hanger.
In broken cords, I sing myself to sleep.
The nightmares entail, such a twisted trick or treat.
Stranger, please save me from this darkness, I am feeling so weak.
I am a long way from home, give me guidance to close my lips,
So I do not end up drowning in this messy sea memory drip.
I always fall, I'm failing to glow.
I'm full of hate and I'm letting it show
But I will be strong, I will be bold!
Stranger, will you help me grow?

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