Kith and Kin

Once I was lost
a congregation of one
deliverer of evil
reaver of souls
dancer of the shadows.
As a child
sold for laughs
sold for drugs
sold to the highest bidder.
life is drudgery
solid grey
no color
waiting for the linchpin.
blackened bruised
slip from eyes unseeing
nightmares better forgotten
hitch of breath
there are nights I want to die.
came to me
out of the darkness
as I lay bleeding out.
Bound me with mourning cloth
suck solace from my veins
I will become
one with death.
my kindred found
demons such as myself
tainted lips
at last I am home.
©Oct. 14/19
Picture via Pinterest

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

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