Playing with Fire

Humans crave a power
crafted in the shadows
of other’s failure and defeat
we desire fabricated illusions
about our own cynical lives
to depict sorrow trepidation
on double-edged swords
to make us feel something
anything, about ourselves
that we can solely create
to rationalise our behaviours
when we’re too afraid
to go after what we want
too scared to merely seek
and find all the barriers
safeguarded within ourselves
that lurk behind every corner

Photo by Olga Bast on Unsplash

Published: Medium

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