FORGETTING TO WORRY

Brain in a straightjacket Muzzled and bound Static filled silence Absorbing the sound Re-uptake inhibitors Selecting serotonin Gagging the ruminating Inessential problem solving Doubting, worrying, obsessing Disarming a warning system Installed imperfectly Disengaging from warfare And any poisonous thoughts Used and appropriated By an amygdala born turncoat My brain locked In its own psych ward…

MY HELL

The dark keeps finding me The harder I try to run away The darker it gets; intensely The darkness surrounds me No hands can be seen, reaching No shoulders to hug, embracing Voices get lost, aimless echoes And silence sits across from me I can feel it killing me, tonight Suffocating me inside its deep…

WINGS OF FIRE

This one is for my friend Sarah Fader I can see it you know Black beginning to yawn At the edges of your smile The gloom that curls up Inside your distant eyes The universe ticking by Like a doomsday clock I recognize it you know The darkness that crawls Into your mood at night…

NOT YOURS

Lindsay sent me a verse over a week ago out of the blue and this happened. NOT YOURS by Lindsay and Hastywords Target Is who I am not For your torment and abuse Slander and Lies Have sucked me dry Every mirror reflects black Since I let you into my head Darkened by your moods…

ONLINE GAMES

Being a parent of a social media tween has been exhausting. There are literally hundreds of ways people can interact with technology and even though my daughter only has Instagram there are still several ways to communicate on that one app alone. I feel like I am in an airplane nosediving towards the ground and…

PACING DARK

Punk Rock Papa sent me some poetry yesterday.  I am sure this one will resonate with everyone!  I love getting poetry 🙂 PACING DARK by Briton Underwood I find my mind most at work when it should be shutting down Sleep. You need it  It doesn’t listen. In fact, it never listens As I race…

SKY RISE ANGELS

   You know those lights  In the sky rises downtown How you look and wonder  What’s going in there  Youth is in there Long lean legs Secretarial lips  Random raises  In executive ties Dreams bought Nightmares sold As the lights go out One by one by one Until daylight  Finally dawns And the aging reality…