I am a broken disaster

With shards of fractured light

From deep within, I’m golden

Yet the darkness blurs its sight

I watch the clouds gather round me

Fearful they may surge and storm

I seek inside myself shelter

A cocoon of solace, peaceful and warm

I am a broken record

With a sad song on constant repeat

A deep groove in the vinyl

Worn down by the unbearable heat

I am a broken girl

Who awakens each day with fierce hope

Who shakes her fist at the demons

Who would love to hang me by their rope