Outside

in the darkness i stand.
looking in from outside.
hearing the words.
watching the movement.
i stand here.
frozen to the spot.
watching.

in the darkness i stand.
looking in from without.
feeling the words.
hearing the movement.
i stand here.
frozen to the spot.
observing.

here i stand.
cold in the night.
feeling the rain.
fall from the sky.
rapt i stand.
watching the world.
lost to me.

here i stand.
cold in the night.
smelling the dank.
falling on my head.
rapt i stand.
hearing the world.
lost to me.

breathe i breath.
chill as the night.
forced behavior.
mimicked from the past

breathe i breath.
colder the night.
forced behavior.
mimic of life.

darkness encroaching.
rain slicked skin.
distance expanding.
hate filling the gap.
rapt i stand.
death in my hand.

darkness enfolding.
wet chill on chilled skin.
distance expanding.
hate driving my thoughts.
rapt i stand.
death in my head.

chilled thought.
chilled soul.
chilled blood in my veins.
turning i release them.
their dance continues.
turning i release me.
their dance continues.

chilled thought.
chilled soul.
chilled blood in my veins.
turning i release them.
their dance continues.
turning i release me.
their my shadow remains.