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Liquorice For Breakfast

I cannot end the illusion
Because the reality scares me more than I care to admit.
Fighting anger and this drifting existence,
It seems easier than being happy.
Stewing in week old clothes and eating liquorice for breakfast,
because I just don’t care anymore.
The dog sprawled beside me, sad brown eyes begging for at least a smile…
I don’t know if it’s him or me in more dire need of bathing,
And the truth is, it stopped mattering the second the thought began.
I have responsibilities,
The automaton in me allots empty minutes to these,
Leaving pained questions and lonely tears that shred even deeper into my core.
I can’t wake up and I can’t even sleep…
I’ve forgotten how to climb out from this.
Can someone tells me where you are when you sink past rock bottom?

©Y.E.S 2014

Northwind blows

Ice creeps up her spine

Silent waiting

Vacant vows


Earth still, frozen

Time suspends

Ache and Fear

Heightens the lingering chill


Preying questions

Mocking emptiness

No sound, no voice

No warmth


Northwind blows

Words, like ice

Suspended in bitter gusts

Frozen waiting, she shatters.


Y.E.S 2013