It came the day you died Took up residence in my body and shares space with my heart

It feeds on attention Pampered, it grows firece and devours me Kept under control, we coexist A small, dangerous pet I can almost love, Black and dark gray, like violent storm clouds

Sometimes it’s quiet And curled up And behaves My soul can feel it breathing Quiet Everpresent

When it stirs, it roars

Pain from every neuron My soul shivers