I froze because,
I wasn’t yet ready to kill.
I was ready to die,
But I survived.
Animals need their instinct,
Death is always visible.
Anxious and urgent,
Morose and depressed.
Smell danger in the air,
Learn the scent of predators.
I was living in their dens,
They’ve learned to follow me too.
Tracking and evasion,
I know both their ways.
Hunt me and be hunted,
Ambush and strike from a distance.
The world tells you to shine brighter,
Share your light with all around you.
Not until you’re attacked do you realize,
You’ve been making yourself a target.
Monsters don’t just live in the shadows,
Day-walkers prowl for prey everywhere.
Jealous gazes suppress your talents,
Believe them and know you have nothing.
Major failures have failed to stop you,
Your heroes watch to catch you stumble.
This world defies your very existence,
Camouflage hides your contributions.
Death without acceptance,
But simply unacceptable for who you are.
Star unburned by the atmosphere,
Feel the fires of human contempt instead.