What Happens to Me (poem)

What Happens to Me

By DarkAngel

My eyes drift from reality
My hands bleed away
My skin burns continuously
Why does this happen to me?

Fear rules everything
Relationships push away
Eggshells crunch under foot
Why does this happen to me?

Strange sounds make my skin crawl
Changing tones ring in my ears
Sideways glances chill my bones
Why does this happen to me?

Visions of life lived outside me
Of scars not my own
Of fear reserved for others
Yet it happens to me

People see what they want to
Never knowing what lies beneath
The self-depreciating brilliant funny man
If only they knew what happens to me