My eyes have opened to see something,

well-hidden in mind and from foresight from me…

fluttering just above my outstretched reach,

a flickering phantom in step with my feet…

My heart began to scream out desperately,

arteries bleeding and pumping explosively…

when I saw in my tear-blurred periphery,

that my own heartbeat had long-ago ceased…

the breaths I’ve wasted in looking for things,

that are not meant to be known to my being…

lost or thrown away every moment in between,

used up all my rations and tried every strategy…

the pages in this section are too destroyed to read,

the floors along this passage are red and slippery,

the memories won’t tap out and fade away from me,

the void is all that harbors any remnants left of me…

intensity that’s bordering the edge of combustibility,

audacity that teeters on the outskirts of insanity…

immeasurable amounts of loss and pain and grief,

pitch dark and deep-frozen within all I’ve come to be.




8 thoughts on “Phantom.

  1. Fuck yer, epic grade A class
    More great lines than a cocaine factory!
    Wordidge pure

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  2. Simon says:

    Hey there, been thinking of ya, been hopung for ya too ☺😘


  3. JMC813 says:

    Awesome write friend. I noticed a line that stood out to me. “The pages in this section are too destroyed to read.” This is a tragic circumstance but leaves room for hope. The section that is destroyed has been and gone and there are a multitude of new sections to be read and devoured. Keep the warrior spirit that makes up your core being and fight like hell to make a brighter day. Lean on friends when you need to. Never fight alone, because you never do anyway. Keep your head up and your sword at the ready.

    PS… I will be posting something later today. First time in a LONG time. Keep one eye open.

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  4. This poem is Magnificently powerful and your words flow with rhythm and creativity.

    Gosh! This piece I love very much. 🙂

    P.S I haven’t heard back from you on email. Are you mad at me?

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