Inhaling Dirt

exhaustion so palpable

i feel as if i am

inhaling dirt

i’ve wandered, lost,

needing you and

your strength,

but both are

steadfastly hidden

the weight of the

resounding emptiness

in my chest is a stone

filled with only

my own anxieties

in my eye,

the look of an

animal trapped out

in a violent storm

brain numb,

breathing shallow,

i bury my face

in my feather pillow

wishing for suffocation

and getting



From Soul Echo, 2010

(ISBN10: 1448927056, ISBN13: 97814488927050)-out of print

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