The Rape of Her

the rape of persephone

You screamed at the top of your lungs Like Persephone did when Hades took her Against her will. You struggled with all your might, But you were no match to the chariot-riding god Who overpowered you with his brute strength And held you captive with just a flick of his fingertips. You wanted to steal […]

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Clouds, Jellyfishes, and Automatons

Clouds

Like a wispy cloud floating aimlessly across azure skies that could turn midnight black at any moment, you wake up without purpose – your mind going blank on you without warning, turning vacuous like a drifting jellyfish that has accidentally latched onto life without knowing how or why. Then, just as suddenly you begin to […]

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Of Fizzles and Smatters

cloudy skies

I want to be where The sun meets the rain, Where the drizzles fizzle As they fly smitten By its light’s brilliance. I want to be where The rain gives in to the sun, Where its patters smatter And dissipate to blend Into skies of cerulean.

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Longing for Dead Silence

Dead Silence

I long for dead silence. The kind of silence where you Can’t even hear a needle drop On the marbled floor at your feet. The kind of silence that exists In the stillness of the night, Where there is the absence of Hooting owls and chirping crickets, When everyone else is asleep Except me and […]

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Like a Zombie

Zombie Art by Jack Larson

In a zombie-like trance, I go through the humdrum of my days. I wake up in the mornings Still feeling the buzz of the pills I took the night before, like coffee dregs Entrenched in my system – Refusing to dissipate. I exist during the day, With my brain, fuzzy around the edges – Like […]

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