With my fingernails broken I scratch,
Every single hidden crevice and patch,
Until I, tediously excavating the last,
Finally from this space move past.
And yet with doubt constantly plagued,
Trapped wild beast mercilessly caged,
In my head the war bloodily waged,
Inane, insane, engulfed, enraged.
Have you yourself lost in loops been?
Thoughts’ ends and beginnings unseen?
Round they wrap choking tendrils keen,
Life to degrade, destroy, demean.
Life is suffering, so I might as well
Live my life in this self-made hell.
Your head may shake, yet can you tell
If your four walls aren’t but a cell?