Warm sun Gentle breeze Bare skin Bees buzz Birds sing Leaves rustle Stream gushes Smells of summer In the distance a mower roars Children squawk and chatter Tractors pass laden with hay Fluffy clouds drift overhead Idyllic summer afternoon it seems Yet it doesn’t reach me Doesn’t seep into my soul
Throwing myself off a precipice Not to drown in darkness But to fly into the sun Standing at the edge looking Up instead of down Grinning defiantly Leaping into the unknown sky Trailing rainbows And sunbeams Rising up into the air Lifted by warm currents Stretching out my body Exhilarated and free Laughing wildly asContinue reading “Flying”
The latest fashion, The new look for summer, Is red-rimmed eyes And messed up hair. The latest style, The must-have accessory, Is the balled up tissue And chocolate bar.
Waves crashing over me, Waves of sadness, Waves of frustration, Waves of hopelessness. In between, the relief of feeling Normal. As the ocean sucks back its spent waves I’m ready for the next one. Braced for it to smash into me. I think I know what’s coming, But it surprises me with its strength AndContinue reading “Waves”
There was a small candle. Not perfect but bravely burning and keeping the dark at bay. Now it’s been snuffed out, the darkness comes rushing back in. Billowing clouds of deep inky blackness that make everything grey. Fighting to stay afloat. Fighting to see some hope. Fighting myself. I have all the platitudes, I knowContinue reading “Fighting”
I’m gonna build me some walls I’m gonna make them 10 feet high I’m gonna put barbed wire on the top and bits of spiky glass I’m gonna lock the gate and bolt it shut I’m gonna build a bunker underground I’m gonna buy the world’s strongest safe I’m gonna bury it deep beneath theContinue reading “Walls”
A light appears from an unexpected source Like a beam of sunshine burning through the fog Warming and brightening the gloom It shines with an intensity that scares me Like a searchlight seeing right through my soul I am all at once exposed yet safe, bewildered yet soothed The light lifts me and cradles meContinue reading “Light”
Again, I am teetering on the edge. Looking down at the swirling darkness, Tempted to leap in and let it take me. It feels like pain is all there is. Nothing but the tearing loneliness, When brief connections just make it worse when they’re over. Questions go unanswered, needs go unmet. I amContinue reading “The Edge”