Naming Demons


What do you name

your pain?

What do you call

the fall

that brought you down?

Do you scream at night,

or do you lay there

suffering in silence?


Do you want to fight

the demons when they come,

or do you choose

to embrace them,

and lie to yourself,

saying that it gives you power?

Are you really just a coward?


Out here it’s still

hot nights

from even hotter days.

Don’t think

we’re gonna get away

again this year.


Nowhere to run.

Nowhere to hide.

I guess I’m

gonna have to fight,

because I’m sick

of naming demons

in my mind.



HG – 2021

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