The cracks in us grow incessantly

From the very moment we come to be

Once we enter the world,

Our flaw­less­ness begins to cease

We can hold on to noth­ing, from the instant we start to breathe

Only per­haps in those fleet­ing moments,

When that know­ledge we try to flee

Because those cracks, those lines, with­in us,

That little by little, pro­gress day by day

Her­ald our uncon­scious but con­tinu­ous decay.

The only cer­tainty we have, is its intract­able inevitability.

So we hide behind the shad­ows and the masks

Of our own con­struc­ted, des­per­ate, falsity

Primar­ily because fear drives us to run from reality

We fight it like a tid­al wave, a Tsunami,

That is threat­en­ing to pull us under

And that reac­tion we have,

When some­thing threatens our survival,

Iron­ic­ally, is the very thing that feeds both that dark­ness and its revival.

But to con­tra­dict our instincts, would be to shat­ter our denial,

Because to func­tion, we need to believe that our exist­ence will be eternal.

So we bolt through life like lightening

Think­ing that if we Stop

We might be thrown into that abyss inside,

It’s unknow­able vastness

From which we have spent a life­time try­ing to hide

So we do not Stop.

We can­not Stop.

Because there is no pro­spect more frightening

Than to just Stop.

And allow our true thoughts, in all their Naked Violence

Our true selves, stripped in all their Rawness

Our Rage and Anger, unleashed in all their Pureness

And endure the most deaf­en­ing dis­tress­ing sound of all,

That of True Silence.


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Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor is a Lon­don based writer whose Interests are based primar­ily on music and art and also the philo­sophies and polit­ics that accom­pany them. In addi­tion she has an Msc in psy­cho­logy, has worked as a ther­ap­ist, and paints abstract art pieces.

About Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor is a London based writer whose Interests are based primarily on music and art and also the philosophies and politics that accompany them. In addition she has an Msc in psychology, has worked as a therapist, and paints abstract art pieces.