Crumbling Castles

I have seen foundations crumble,

But I’ve never seen them built.

I’ve gained a void from drinking

Where my confidence once filled.

I’ve watched as dreams were shattered,

Careening to the ground.

I’ve heard these bottles breaking,

And recognize the sound.

I’ve been tempted by a promise,

And in it set my trust.

I’ve felt my conscience crumble,

And vanish off like dust.

I’ve seen the ocean’s beauty,

I’ve seen it stormy black.

But once your castles crumble,

You can never have them back.

—Brian Geisler