Tag Archives: sadness

Plague Ship

Drowning, struggling. I come up just for enough air to shout for help, but no one can hear me. I never made it above the surface, and what I take in is a long, heaving gasp of cold, of salt. … Continue reading

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I wondered a lot

I had you pinned. I had you broken. I had you breathless. I had you begging for me. And then I heard seagulls. I wondered if someone else overheard you call out my name. I wondered if you got weak … Continue reading

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Motherland II

Look out the windows at the shining days, the caught-ups, the ones who blithely move through life with an assurance of peace, and a blindness to the voracity of despair. Remember yet again that to resist, to strive against the … Continue reading

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Inevitable

Somewhere in me, a great ocean has iced over. The ice itself is brittle, and if pressed, a great tide of tears will rush forth. It threatens to drown all who are near. I will not cry, I promise them. … Continue reading

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I Don’t Mind

I am fishcaught mouthhooked (I should have learned to keep mine shut) on the barbed bits of you that have always, always lured me. Now I gasp, out of of breath, suffocating in your grasp. Only I couldn’t bear it … Continue reading

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