Ticking Through the Night

As darkness approaches
My mind just seems to know
This is time
The time when I should go.
The thoughts that fill my head
They are nothing new
I just wish I couldn't hear them
I don't know what to do.
The darkness is upon me
And my mind's ways are set
This is time
I know I won't regret.
They tell me I'm not worth it
They tell me I'm pathetic
I know all they say is true
Though they sound poetic.
Darkness settles all around
My mind never eases
This is the time
The pain never seizes.
Every bone inside me quakes
I'm scared to follow through
I shouldn't be here
I know that to be true.
As darkness lifts
I made it through the night
Next time I'll follow through
I just might

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