Fading Flames by Makaya Peister

Frayed edges of passion,

worn out and thin,

echoes of exhaustion in each weary grin.

Lectures and deadlines,

a relentless tide.

In the sea of burnout,

emotions collide.

Now dimmed and strained,

in the pursuit of success,

oh what curse has remained.

Fatigue paints shadows on determined faces,

as burnout tightens its suffocating embraces.