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Black Water

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Published: November 10, 2013
Waves
Crash against the rocks
Black water
Runs through my fingers
I can’t remember the sun anymore
I can’t remember feelings
I can’t remember
Anything.

The darkest tides pull me out to sea
Far from the island
Far from all I’ve known

The black has never been so vibrant.

I wail for the truth I’ve left
I cry for the lost
I scream
Begging it will wake me
Is this real?
This environment
So cold
So unforgiving
So damning.

Please let this end.
Please let this end.
PLEASE
let this
END.

I find myself washed up
On the rocks
Fighting my way
Among jagged boulders
Salty air grips my lungs
And my fears circle like vultures

I search for the sun.
Had I been away so long?

Determination
Oozes from my hands
I climb higher.
Faltering along the way
Hell bent to reach the summit
I climb higher.
Leaking sense
Blind to pain
I climb higher.
Red on onyx
Flesh on stone
I climb higher.

I reach the peak
Straining
I see everything.
             This rock
             Black water
                                  and nothing,

                                                                   forever.

I let myself
Fall.







The black has never been so vibrant.
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