At night my mind devolves upon
a rising tide of pain
that quells the echoes of God's voice
and spreads the mortal stain
And sleepless, facing fears unknown
to the clarity of day
One paranoia climbs another;
thoughts surmount and fray
How to subdue an unchecked mind
put down this madding fission?
Tame this beast of consciousness
and regain sober vision?
Till gears are stripped and bearings lock
and shafts both burn and freeze
Abed I'll lay tormented just
a madman at his ease