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addiction

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2015 by bradford graham west

 

i woke up with disappointment by my side,

depression breathing on my neck.

took two pills by time my first cup of coffee was done;

welcome to the escape.

mid-morning shower to wash off the memory –

a shot of bourbon to forget the desire.

two more pills for a lunch time break

cold and dark inked words scraped the parchment,

remember the hand that once was held

i woke up with disappointment by my side,

depression breathing on my neck…..

 

 

 

c. 2015 bgw

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the blinding darkness

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2014 by bradford graham west

in this dark and empty bottomless pit,

here i fall.

falling quickly,  evermore.

the blinding darkness curtains the sight,

my eyes do not see where i go.

with my ears wide open,

i devour the scene –

 

the images of familiar faces scream by,

all the blank looks give in to ignoring stares

 

in this dark and empty bottomless pit

here i plummet boundlessly.

on the dirt sides by the fingernails i scrape,

my flesh torn,  exposing the broken bone.

in a free fall wail, a last breath whispers.

in this dark and empty bottomless pit,

here i plunge.

 

 

c. 2014  bgw