out from under

this way of life I'm wearing
doesn't fit me any more
you can see the seams are straining
a camel's back beneath a straw
surrounded by these catalysts
they've gone straight to my head
& my skin begins to crawl
anticipating being shed

'cos I've laid the past to rest & said goodbye
look the future firmly in the eye
crawl toward tomorrow's outstretched hand
out from under everything I am

& I know I'm lying broken
at the point of no return
my surrender's still unspoken
& my passions all still burn
though this world has had its way with me
more times than I recall
I've complied or I've resisted
but persisted through it all