"In the Cold Dark"
August 30th, 2013; tumblr drafts
I began to wonder, like so many times before, just what my place in life was. Is. Would be. Nothing specifically jumps out to me. I’m unaware of any particular niche I fill as of this moment. “What could possibly have need of me?” The thought rings ever consistently, constantly. I have what I deserve. I am what I deserve. Nothing seems more accurate. Nothing seems so familiar. An old coat lost to time. Memories faded, scrubbed to the point that the cause of such a discarded article seems absurd.
The questions begin to mount. “What’s the point?”
“Do I have a place in this world anymore?”
“Did I ever?”
“Have I done all I was here to do?”
“Do you need me anymore?”
“Did you ever really?”
“What am I?”
I don’t know that there ever truly was a place just for me. Or, just a place at all. I’ll forever be alone. A Sheppard. Guide. To bring them where they need to be. To the paths they should take. Unable to traverse one of my own. I don’t have the right. Perhaps I never did. Happiness will forever elude me. “What does noble even mean?”
“Is that what this is?”
“Am I doing this wrong?”
“What am I supposed to be feeling right now?”
“Should I be feeling anything?”
“What’s wrong with me?”
“What if I’ll never be okay?”
“What is okay…?”
In a few months I’ll have used up my usefulness. I’ll be cast aside I’m sure. Thrown away like the trash that I am.
Call me nothing. No more. Nameless, faceless, without being. I am no human. No individual. Of no worth. It just is.