the emptiness punches me softly
in the stomach over and over
can you see the deep hole inside
my chest? it's praying
"i just want to be whole
again", it says.
i've been through hell and smiled
to everyone i met —
only the devil waved back
i used to get on my knees, asking
"please, don't make my mom sad"
but i can still hear her heart
loudly crying at night
do not take my hand,
it'll only make me feel trapped
exactly like a rat
see, i can't be saved — you may
be a prince but nothing changes
when your lips meet mine.