Endless Time

Hard
no explanation
no words
encompass
emotions fled
tears fall
voiceless
mouth moves
no one
never anyone
hears
caught up
caught behind
false life
pretending glories
mirrored falsities
one upon another
building
lives further
further from truth
further from sanity
further from…..
very 
very 
sad.
Wrapped
wet linens of melancholy
trapped
burgeoning fears
standing on the lip
bizarre mirage
flickering in the future
never
to be found…..
oasis lost.
Sad
truly
truly 
sad.
Wade the depths
sink slowly
beneath
blue waves
float
graceless
eyes wide
tears gather
stars wonder
last breath
time to say good bye
for this sad
it has climbed within
unable to find succor
I want it all to end.
©January 28/21
Picture is my own

Emmie Untitled Poem #10

Dirty room
thick
hangs smoke
table
covered
cards
chips
empty glasses
ashtrays
overflowing
men’s voice
harsh
laughter
words
sudden silence
all turn to see.
In corner
sat so quiet
eyes peering
seeing
ears hearing
knowing
resigned to fate
for always the same
each night
each day
dragged around
payment for debt due
always someone
who can use
a kid like her.
Final loss
knew it was coming
crooked finger
slowly walk over
head down
fearing
resigned to instructions
behind her
in limp hand
drags her teddy bear.
Off she walks
hand held
enveloped in large fist
returned
once payment is done.
©Jan. 20/21
Picture is my own