Corrosive

Photo by Ray Laskowitz of STORYTELLER who was kind enough to let me reblog.

Photo by Ray Laskowitz of STORYTELLER who was kind enough to let me reblog.

 

somewhere along the way I took a wrong turn

but then again

any turn I took would’ve been wrong

thoughts of you prove corrosive

eating away, eroding cerebral tissue

acid leaks from my eyes

burning, blurring vision

but then again

the rain doesn’t help either

so much love given

so much

taken

that my heart has grown anemic

it doesn’t have to be the end of the world

but then again

is it?

~Melanie Blackwell

 

 

 

 

17 Comments

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17 responses to “Corrosive

  1. Very melancholy. Beautifully composed.

  2. Bittersweet. Beautifully bittersweet.

  3. Your poems are always to the point and that makes them powerful. You say what you mean and don’t hide from your truth. Strength and power live in your words.

  4. Powerful. Is there anger deep inside?

  5. nokindofmagic

    Sometimes your timing is unbelievable, after the horror Sunday I needed to find myself in your world, despite (or maybe because of?) the burning, blurring vision (great line, by the way). And this unbearably persistent thought we are disposable beings nested at the bottom of someone else’s ashtray…

    • You are always welcome in my world because of or despite 🙂

      “this unbearably persistent thought we are disposable beings nested at the bottom of someone else’s ashtray…” That is a poem in the making sir!

      • nokindofmagic

        I had similar thoughts after posting this comment (I could use it, I could use it!), but these words were meant to be here, of that I’m sure.

  6. bgbowers

    more lumps in throat…can’t speak. x

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