futility

I don’t know if you are even reading this

my words may never reach you

still I continue this exercise

of probable futility

flinging my thoughts into an online abyss

~Melanie Thomason

February 2018

 

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brain fog

sounds bounce and reverberate

perforating the brain fog

that consumes me

I listen intently

hoping to hear

the one thing

that will make a difference

~Melanie Thomason

February 2018

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raw

he recalls

every hurt

every lie

every wrong

done to him

every wrong

done by him

­

anguished

he remembers

all who abandoned him

yet he worships still

at her altar

for it is love

that lets men live

­

he tries

time and again

only to fail

so he isolates

and self medicates

(though he would deny it)

the liquor

dulling the pain

to an almost tolerable level

allowing him to speak

to share

to try to gain understanding

~Melanie Thomason

February 2018

 

 

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middle ground ~haiku

why is it always

too much or just not enough

where is the balance

~Melanie Thomason

2018

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failure

she sits quietly, motionless

willing her mind to stop turning

if only she could manage to become emotionless

maybe her stomach would stop churning

she was tired of the bile taste of failure

but was afraid it would be her last meal

she knew she was her only jailer

yet she just couldn’t learn not to feel

~Melanie Thomason

2018

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precarious

pedestals are precarious places

and I never asked to be up here

I’m scared of heights, I don’t belong

and I know all too well the pain

that follows the inevitable fall

~Melanie Thomason

 

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evergreen~haiku

winter’s perfect scene

snow falls on an evergreen-

natural flocking

~Melanie Thomason

12/30/2017

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adieu to you and you and you…

She had come to a decision

It was time for a fresh start

With only promise in her heart

she bid farewell to them all

in celebration of herself

~Melanie Thomason

 

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