in/up

my favorite color
is
complete

darkness.

my favorite sound
is
utter

silence.

it is just another
in long series
of failings
i have managed to
cultivate
in the dirt
beneath my

fingernails.

so
when i
descend
into another spiral
of madness
unwilling
to face the
light
of another
vacant
day.

pretend
i am pursuing
my

goals.

they are
wrapped
in barbed wire
sitting in an
alcove
five feet
from boiling lava
in the volcano
of once upon a

times.

it isn’t so much
giving in
to the
endless
blistering
winds
of agonized
understanding.

it is just
giving up
on anything different
as an
alternative.

2 thoughts on “in/up

  1. You are so perfect with darker poetry, darker stories.
    I think many people identify so easily with their darker sides, it’s who we are when we’re alone in our heads.
    You always take the dark to the darker and make me feel the wow of your moment. Or the damn I guess. So talented

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