Try, try, and try again.
Crumble beneath the invisible wind.
Bleed your knees for all they're worth;
pretend you're well from the outside in.
Fight to stay the waning breath.
Lung, and limb, and no one left.
Remember light in eyes that tried;
jerk awake to loneliness.
Here we fell, in love and pain;
in circumstance; in crippling blame.
Here we breathe the stifling air,
contend too hard for the meager gain.
Try, try, strive to relieve;
captive to the knowledge of free.
This oubliette of darkness immersed;
where you never deserve opportunity.
And the trouble is...
It's the lie you know that becomes your creed,
in the war of real and reality.