Hey guys, relatively new around here and this is my first post. I don't do a lot of rhyme schemes or structure at all, I'm more of one of those guys that just writes random shit and calls it a "freeverse" but anyways here is one of my more recent ones. And yes I know the verb tenses are whacked idk what happened there. Out of the darkness I came Another attempt at meeting the outside Inhaling the air so crisp I found myself welcomed The smell of the air I breathed Never tasted so sweet And stale at the same time The air I desired was that of others’ exhale. Welcomed I was, and outside I stayed. I could see through the beauty, A deeper layer of concealed dirt. But that didn’t matter As long as I was breathing with them. Yet it wasn’t long after, that we moved And the beauty eroded to reveal The dirt I saw the whole time. The breathes I took getting thinner. I looked around, to see if they were with me But they inhaled deep as ever, And I fell to my knees, crying Reaching for their help. They could see me, couldn’t they? Before I knew it the outside swallowed me; And the darkness took over again. Their eyes had seen and accepted me. Little did I know, That one change of vantage Would erase me from their view, And leave me where I started. Submerged again, all I see is me But this sight isn’t one I would trade again Blinded to both the light and the dirt I don’t ever need to look out again.