I get the meaning of the text.
If you have survived something that felt like hell, what is there afterwards that can honestly shock you? Maybe only memories of hell, reliving them again and again. Wether just like that or in everyday live actions. I know that.
The artwork looks - again - awesome, impressive and uneasy at the same time.
The same things I ask about Smirk might be about you, my friend, as well: Will heartbroken Smirk ever find happiness again? Will he find Marscha again? How can he escape the grip of those dark forces keeping him unhappy?
The answer to these questions could turn out to be a new adventure for Smirk and it might not be a funny one...