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DEADLY ESCAPISM

Getting sober is the best thing I did for my depression.   I feel myself dangling Hung from my ankles Unable to rise above A rag doll with eyes Watching the spinning Colors mixing, swirling Combining into night And then it comes to life Dragging itself closer Shrouding me, holding me Suffocating me in its belly…

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SWALLOWING HUMANITY

The cracks will swallow you When you least expect them to The deep dark veins below Snake around your feet And slither silently to and fro Ubiquitously lacing surfaces Unapologetic and merciless With obscure secrets to bestow Giving air to the beasts beneath Who wait patiently to consume Eventually and completely The humanity that treads…

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INSIDE THE BLUR

There is beauty inside the blur: Some days The world is blurry Looking as if it’s melting Its turquoise skies into grass While shades of molten glass Swirl like mist around trees And lonesome shadows Joust with the light of day The movement of life Forming abstract shapes And dancing like liquid clay But that’s…

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PAVED ROADS

Every part of me yearns to feel Breath laced with brazen fire Eyes like piercing swords of steel Staking claim to my every desire Danger lights ahead flash red As I give away my eager kisses Tight curves wind unrestricted Touching all abandoned senses Heated hands find their calling Resurrecting my damaged heart All caution…

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LIT HEARTS

She imagined the stars Were bright shiny hearts Blinking as they beat Having lived a good life Having been loved by And cherished by one Hearts that were once Empty lanterns waiting To be lit by someone Hearts that became stars To share with us The love that made them

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THE NIGHT THAT DANCES

  The night dances even though day We go from dark to light to dark again From waltzing to swaying to waltzing again Our steps paced evenly hand in hand We pay no mind to the flickering lights To the rolling of the hills outside our door Or the way the sky knocks heavily on…