Accountable

There was a shallow pain

Deep in the emptiness of my smile

Withered in a hollow ache

Of nothing

And it was easy…

To place blame

Pointing fingers

Displacing shame

Lost and deranged

But, now I know 

This pain, this mask, this hollow task 

Is one of my own… 

Accountable

I stand alone

Reaching for a soul

No… 

Searching for my soul… Again.