13 Dec

Conservatory lights
illuminating as I exhale
cigarette smoke from a mouth full of words
I will never speak.
Something so easy,
an answer so simple,
eighteen nights since I last stood at the window.

The night sky is clear,
and everything’s changed.

The corner sits empty,
bottles untouched,
poems unwritten,
tears I refused to cry.

Cold air bites my skin,
tiny lights in the sky look down on someone entirely different,
and I smile.
I close the window.

… I don’t need it anymore.

(c) 2008.

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Posted by on December 13, 2011 in Poetry


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16 responses to “Epiphany

  1. Morning

    December 13, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    powerful imagery..


    Happy Poetry Picnic.

  2. John Evans

    December 13, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Very nicely written, always hoping to encourage you with your creative genius…you are good.

  3. Daniel O. Casey

    December 13, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Powerful stuff. Truly. I am moved in reading this, my own resolve bolstered by the words elegantly strewn by your pen.

    Always a pleasure to read your posts. See you around.

  4. LifeInVerse

    December 13, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Truly moving. It’s hard to recover after reading something that beautiful

  5. Life: Between the lines

    December 14, 2011 at 12:46 am

    feels like an awakening, the crutch be gone!!! :)
    thrilling flow!
    happy gooseberry day!

  6. Emilino Emloile

    December 14, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Wow, this is full of emotion.
    I love your writing — it’s very raw and honest, often brutally. Every time I read one of your posts, I feel like I can see the world through your eyes. Like I get to see everything from another perspective.
    Thank you very much.

  7. Jenzy

    December 14, 2011 at 1:50 am

    As usual, honest and full of emotion, but written so beautifully ~ x

  8. charlesmashburn

    December 14, 2011 at 4:42 pm


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