Eroding life
With pulsing beats of death.
Brain rotting

A whole day of wonder
Distinguished by emptiness.
& I sleep by the graves alone.

Tonight will be painful.
I must gallop to the junction of the past & my dreams.
& I know I will I fail
I’m struggling now.

Hero of want
With the darkest of minds.
A mind which sinks from a single sharp thought.
A balloon deflated, pricked by reality.

A man who has everything
Gathers & sits.
Worn out by thinking.
Drugged by illusion.
Bled dry by fate.

But soon I will venture
For another mad escape.
I will run to the shops & buy thoughts for the dead.
Fool by a grave stone
Honestly tortured
Feeling sick with the worry
That one day I’ll wake up
& notice life passed.

Herein an example;
A day of no purpose
Lost deep within here
Mind stuck, no solution.
Mid afternoon & time to relapse
Bed calling for sorrow, a book & collapse.

Escape from the pain
The anger, frustration.
In bed I will dream
A hero untamed.
But there I am conquered
Withdrawn from the light.
& shallow thoughts burden.
I’m tired of the fight.

~ a single moment & the lights are switched off inside & the eagerness is gone.
© ed simkins

2 thoughts on “Retreat

  1. Reblogged this on arcade # 1775 and commented:
    yesterday i walked by a graveyard and thought, ‘there sure are a hell of a lot of graves here.’

    then i started reflecting on my own mortality and said, ‘wut’

    saturn of astrology comes to mind, not to mention that crazy eye on the planet itself… O_0;

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    • thanks for the re-blogg 🙂 🙂 much appreciated. cemetaries are always good places to think. & the one close to me is very beautiful – especially in spring. life & death merged – its very powerful. & to the eye…yeah, its quite striking!! 🙂 i hadnt thought of the planet, but i like the comparison! 🙂 🙂

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