Drapetomania

Drapetomania
Noun
(uncountable)

(dated) an overwhelming urge to run away (from home, a bad situation, responsibility, etc.)

Drapetomania

I’m slipping away

Can’t hear what you say

You beg me to stay, stay

But I can’t

I’m losing touch

Fading out

My eyes are failing

The walls are caving in

Everything’s crashing down

I don’t have the strength to make it right

Along the floor, I slide

Helpless and weak

As my world turns upside down

The floor shakes

The glass falls off the shelves

And stabs my fleeing heart

Crying tears that float in the air

There’s a contradiction wherever I turn

I’m splitting at the seams

The room fills with my screams

Drills in my head

And words that we’ve said

Written on my skin

I don’t know what I want

Confusion has me in a vice

The antithesis of pleasure

This place was made by the devil

And I just can’t believe

I’m here again

I guess circles never end

I’m standing on my head

Half of me is running

I have to win, I have no choice

It’s life or death

I can’t obey that voice

You can’t understand

Because I don’t myself

But please, someone, something

Send help.

~ Bluebell Rizzi

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