By day we stand united

By dusk our bones worn and crumbled

Reduced to dust

Carried on a breeze of misfortune and distrust

Future where our fortunes lie

Though fate weighs heavy

Tearing down souls

Ripping out hearts

And spilling tears like rivers

Circumstance dragging shadows underfoot

And ghosts of the past

Clawing at our heels

Trying to drain us into the unknown

Tragedies a striking blow

Reducing you to a hollow empty shell

Where feelings have trickled into past lives or the next

And mirrors as windows

Open onto former glories

That you see and cannot touch