An Ode to the Year that Was

sunset

I woke up to a dawn of crisp, clean air To sit on the throne at the king’s lair. I got the whole world at my feet, Giving no thought to the word, retreat. I wasn’t just on my way to the top – I was already there, my ascent no one could stop. I […]

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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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Imprisoned and Poisoned

Imprisoned and Poisoned - Depression

I would like to shed The darkness that cloaks me, But it continuously chokes me Even as I go to bed. I would like to be rid Of the nightmares that haunt me, But they completely confound me And often throw me off the grid. I would like to shake off This monster that’s taken […]

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