24 October 2010

Take One Before Bedtime

Take one capsule before bedtime
Indictment from the shelf
In the medicine cabinet

It glares out the open door
reaching for the bottle while
mumbling "its okay" again

Hand trembling from bitterness
that can't be swallowed away
as you gulp and swallow

Hot flare of resentment
Miles above your skin the sun,
drowning the black hole once more


  1. oh, dear, I try to remember to be kind to myself. I know this kind of reproach, I do, and it does no good. I still do it, but I know it's for nothing. It's not all all or nothing game, baby steps, my friend.

  2. Drowning the black hole once more.. What a perfect description!

  3. Ugh--I don't like the black hole.


"Let your laws come undone
Don't suffer your crimes
Let the love in your heart take control..."

-'The Hair Song', by Black Mountain

Tell me what is in your heart...