tonight

tonight he drowned

the third in a row

the dark came unheard

and the aftermath spoke

blow by blow by blow

black and blue and void

emptiness and rue

it settled within

tonight she saw an explosion 

a brief blinding light 

it ended soon enough 

but she realized —

it’s the chaos after that will break your heart

tonight he drowned 

the third in a row

the explosion was of no sound

but the chaos screamed for him

the dark has descended

disconnecting worlds

the explosion has ended

and there was a calm

but still tonight he drowned 

the third in a row

the bright light has faded

but there’s no afterglow

the calm is no more

the chaos cannot be seen

it is inside of him

as the demons reach within

tonight he drowned 

the third week perhaps

he is silent

but the chaos is deafening enough