The shadows grew beyond the light.
My midlife crisis felt just like night.
Eyes wide open are now half blind.
I was sent to prison inside my mind.
The doors of yesterday have all been locked.
The ship that sailed has now been docked.
The love of sea has turned to fear.
Adrift on land, I can't see clear.
The winds of change have cast their spell.
Who knew they'd blow as cold as hell.
A flame once burned from deep within.
And now it seems I just can't win.
For Gails contest