Saturday, January 06, 2007

ode to despair

Saturday, January 06, 2007
despair, my friend
he holds me so tightly
against his bosom,
it almost squeezes the light
from my soul
a faint, sickly flickering
luminescence lingers
its slowly losing steam
despair, my friend
threatens to extinguish
the sickly and lingering luminescence
despair, my friend
has proven painfully reliable
of his presence,
i feel assured
i simultaneously rale against this
and embrace the rapture
of despair's darkness
despair, my friend
suffocating, unceasingly so
particularly when he
greets me
at first light -
he's there,
my despair,
to stroke my raw, pulsing
psyche with his barbed tendrils
despair, my friend
sardonic, suffocating, suffering
what would i do
without you?