Let me stare at the perfection staring at me, making me blind. Let me paint the walls with the pain that brought us here on this long winding road. Let me pay tribute to the past for giving me one more personal victory to be proud about and remember. Let me stand at the edge of the world and feel the dizziness of looking down. Show me how it feels to trade here and now for then and there. Let me be proud of the gift of thought I’m cursed with and handle the blessing of being voiceless. Let me complicate myself so that I will never feel complete. Let me watch my dreams in slow motion, so I can see clearly. Take me to the place where I can say goodbye to the sun and greet the first star. Help me open the doors and never let you in. Take down all the decorations of this life so that I can look at the core and what it’s made of. Help me choke on my own alibis, and taste the bitterness of defeat. Help me deal with synthetic happiness so that I will never end my search for the truth. Cheer me on as I stumble and crawl. Change me so that I can’t recognize myself. Tie me up and tickle me. Bring that match you are holding closer to me and draw me to the flame, but don’t burn me. Help me fool myself and join in the laughter. Chase me so that I will never stop running. Lock me out in the cold and promise to never let me back in. Break that promise. Infect me and help me find the antidote. Help me make my life worth watching when it flashes before my eyes. Let me go, don’t leave me. Unfold me and let me live.