Untangle the Knot

I can’t untangle this knot

too tight my finger bleed

to be free is what I really need

but my efforts are for naught


I can’t untangle this knot

it binds me and keeps me stuck

as I lay face first in brackish muck

my efforts are for naught


I can’t untangle this knot

though it painfully constricts my lungs

and my heart beats in my chest like drums

my efforts are for naught


I can’t untangle this knot

while others grow and run and play

I remain tied to my misery every day

and my efforts are for naught


I can’t untangle this knot

in anger I struggle against the ropes

until I collapse exhausted, bereft of hopes

because my efforts are for naught


I can’t untangle this knot

it baffles me like a puzzle I cannot solve

a constant tension that cannot be resolved

still my efforts are for naught


I can’t untangle this knot

and resign myself to forever being bound

by my own demons who will always surround

because my efforts are for naught


I will never untangle this knot

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