Birthed into flames Neonatal neurosis Suckled on psychosis Face streaked black Chocking on ash Back against the wall Tucked into crumbling Child’s memory Tell me lies of Wind in my hair Swinging From a tree Once anchored Now singed As my heart Rotten roots Fight for life Never ends Home sweet home Gorged with grief…… Continue reading Arsonist
Everything you will never understand I’ve wished for a thousand times A non-believer Praying to be filled with what I know not And emptied of the same Equilibrium Released from delirium The moon, the sun and the stars Have tired of my voice So I turn to the earth She births hope Cradles death Panacea…… Continue reading Wish
Another great read for those who have experienced trauma and addiction. By Nikki Coffelt, PhD How I Got to Know the Gods and the Demons so Well
Nervous breakdown? I’m unremarkably placid But I am broken down So many pieces lost in calamity A bloody breadcrumb trail Made from shards of my soul A being less than whole Squandered in violence, lies and tragedy Fathomless I can feel the heat Of where it all started Established in hell Endured in the inferno…… Continue reading Shining Silver Friend
The wonderful Christine Ray of Brave and Reckless was kind enough to record my poem. Thank you Christine, it’s beautiful! https://soundcloud.com/christine-ray-464639061/where-did-you-go
For me, Christine and Dom Where did you go? Little one With your smile as big as the sun When did running Change from game to survival When did hide and seek Become staying hidden You were always first in line Brave and limitless Shouting from the top of the pines Who hurt you? Little…… Continue reading Where Did You Go?
I can’t be A productive member Of society When I can’t even follow My own thoughts Because You and You You threw me to the ground Mixed with dust and detritus Existing on Layers of dirt and sand Turned to rocky crag Abandoned baby Feral soul Wild thing Tourist Don the illusory garb Hide in the…… Continue reading Butterfly