Pertinent Poetry: Dawn

It’s like looking up when the water is pulling you deeper…

Drowning, drowning, drowning…

I’ve been treading for 28 years.

I’m tired. Exhausted. Spent.

I keep waking up from the same nightmare every day in a cold sweat…

With hot, angry tears on my face.

What does it mean to be happy?

I can only hope for a glimpse.

An eternal eclipse deep within my soul.

The darkness is like a parasite leeching on hope and smiles…

I can’t seem to find mine…

Been working overtime for my whole life and I

Am still poor.

Unequivocally. Financially. Emotionally.

Relationships have been depleted,

The cycle of depression repeated…

I’ve been beaten by empty promises and dial tones…

I’m past the point of being alone.

Caught in a prism of darkness…

There is no sunshine or rainbows…

So far gone…

I thought the morning would bring new beginnings

But I just keep slipping…

Further and further…

Under.

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