I am both inside and out. Nothing can phase me.
I am the face you put on for strength and comfort,
tricking everyone around you.
You put me on to avoid the inevitable,
a buffer from reality.
Without you I am merely nothing.
I thrive with your emotion and protect them
from the dangers of truth
I am a mask.
Now, I am fear. People swim in me.
You desperately try to forget my pain.
I hang over you like a fog.
You spend your days ignoring me,
Until I let lose all your woes.
I am the eternal enemy. I fill your heart and mind
I am what will destroy you,
inevitable like a hot flame on a dry log.