Each time I breathe in
I’m reminded of my existence
Each time I breathe out
I’m reminded of the doom hanging over our necks
Ticking clock rushing on
Stops at 2:55 each night
Held down by forces we question
Humans and their endless quest for answers.
Cold winds sweep over
Lonely, empty, golden roads
Dogs howl in their need
For attention or motivation?
Sun peeks from the other side, wondering
“Is it time for me to come?
Or maybe I’ll come early and wait myself
Not keep the others waiting?”
Ever so considerate, the moon hides
Behind clouds of human pollution
Away from human population.
Stars are laid like dreams in the sky
But they too hide themselves
From the death glare of reality, doom and despair.
Sticky feelings, choking thoughts
Circle my being like hounds
Unwanted glances, blatant stares
Follow me around each time I walk.
Fingers trail, ghosting across my skin
A thousand feel me with their eyes
Pristine and clean I lie on my bed
Dreaming of unknown known bodies; all lies.
Faces blur, masks are on
Real unreal crowd my thoughts
I wake up gasping in the darkness
There is no one, but a life that mocks.
Past choking me
Future scaring me
Present sits beside me, laughing.
All over the place,
Scattered emotions and thoughts
Finding place in people, words, art
Who will help me end this loneliness
Who will talk to me until it’s no more dark?
A friend clicked the above photograph.
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