The Lark
Published in

The Lark

Waterfall

Of tears

Photo by form PxHere by Robert Couse-Baker

Waterfall of tears
Flowing endlessly
All my fears
Slowly strangling me

Grasping for a glimpse
Just one moment of sanity
My heart is not equipped
For this lonely unreality

Memories like knives
Bring me to my knees
Desperate to hold my wife
God ignores my pleas

What’s the point of this
To awaken, to breathe
Seeking solace in a soulless eclipse
Mired in oppressive grief

Time, they told me
Will be your cure
Just another fantasy
Like their hugs to reassure

Walking now, I trip and fall
Staggering towards depths unknown
Battered by the serpents squall
My heart, my love, has flown

©2022 Joe Merkle All rights reserved

Thank you for reading.

Note: I have been trying to write more recently, but most often I am shooting blanks. I start something and just give up. Most of it is just dog puke. Occasionally a prompt from assorted publications spurs my creative juices for 20 minutes. This poem explains why I am seldom in touch with reality these days.

I want to give thanks to Denise Larkin for being the first to publish me here on Medium. Her publication The Lark is awesome and if you are not submitting your writing to it…well get on with it. :))

--

--

--

The Lark shares fictional short stories and poetry

Recommended from Medium

Hikari and Yami Love Poem

Birth of the Hermit

I am my Mother’s Daughter

Now That Would Impress Me

In the Time of Shrinking

An Old Soul With Stories to Tell

The image of of a green coconut on a sandy shore being splashed by an incoming wave. The nut has already been chopped open and the water removed. An Old Soul With Stories to Tell. One day at a time, one tale at a time | by I. Trudie Palmer | Medium. Old Soul. Moska. Karma. Seeking enlightment. Tropical beaches. purity as drift sand. souls reincarnating.

Do Not Read My Poetry, Sir

POETRY Do Not Read My Poetry, Sir Keep your nose out of my business. This image is of a shaggy dog; mostly if its face and the look in its eyes is one of “ You better don’t mess with me”. cyberstalking, how to know if someone is stalking you. A message to an ex. Why stalk through the internet.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Joe Merkle

Joe Merkle

The meanderings of a multifarious writer

More from Medium

You Make Each Day By Holding-hands with Picture and Thoughts ~ 52

The Fate of a Missing Pen

The Wind Beneath My Wings