A few who are near

Pushed to the wall.
Deeper I fall.
On my knees.
Begging you please.

Craving forgiveness.
Pining for redemption.
Staying away;
and then giving in to temptation.

Vicious cycle.
Such a shame.
Alone I stifle;
all my pain.

I look heavenwards.
I blink out the tears.
I scratch mould.
I reinstate my fears.

I have but a few who are near.

Varun Rajagopalan.