prodigal’s song

   i didn’t care

   no i never cared

 how much they might hurt

when they didn’t know where

     i’d gotten to

they oughtn’t to matter

  to me by myself

  finally free

             and wild

      like a child spoiled

i was never foiled

     and i knew it


i thought it’d last

   a life with no past

 to rise up and haunt me

    or taunt me in dreams

   but it seems i was wrong

and strong are the ties that bind

     mind to mind

             and path to path

    the aftermath of pain

    fight to regain what was lost

            at any cost