poem: it has been months

(151 words) 21 Jun 2018 by S.R.A. Markin i’m afraid to go to sleep i may see you in dreamland i haven’t seen you there in a while but the chances of tonight, seem likely. although i think this every night and i haven’t seen you in months i haven’t heard your voice in months…

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poem: a lonely man

(81 words) 23 Jun 2018 by S.R.A. Markin this man would take pictures of nearly everything and hold onto anything he would worry and worry and hold tightly to his worries even during the best of times because he once had someone who touched him with kindness and showed him happiness in being himself he…

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poem: alien

(100 words) Originally written 3 Jan. 2018 By S.R.A Markin i lay in my bed staring at the wall with a blanket over my head i wouldn’t dare look the other way they can sense these things i won’t get out of bed and walk either they will only try to grasp my ankles and…

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poem: 1:39 a.m.

(163 words) 23 June 2018 by S.R.A. Markin strips of ham from a package the floor cracks beneath my feet sandals smack the soles as i creak down the stairs cast in shadows from my headlamp two cats lay at the bottom a box moves, another cat strikes the lid i close the basement door…

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poem: one love

(639 words) 22 Jun 2018 by S.R.A. Markin my mom battles depression and epilepsy, comes from poverty and an overcrowded broken home an abusive father and a faithful mother seven siblings all in a shack from Nova Scotia. the doc gave out prescriptions like expensive narcotic tic-tacs, seemed like she hardly even had to ask…

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poem: sleep alleviates

(148 words) 22 Jun 2018 by S.R.A. Markin alleviates what: life pain stomach bloat and head aches sleep provides growth and nightmares fantasies and all the strange and yet, when i awaken i tend to forget. even if now, i lay in bed for hours and hours on end by 2 or 3 a.m., i…

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poem: bitter tea

(59 words) 22 Jun 2018 by S.R.A. Markin my neck aches my head hurts the palms of my feet are dry i scratch, crack and itch i sit on a stability ball with a sore lower back slouched over to write. the p.m. is now a.m. and i sip decaf tea the bag has been…

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poem: depressed

(145 words) 21 Jun 2018 by S.R.A. Markin where has the energy gone two extra hours won’t make a difference no reason to leave restless legs, covered under a pillow, under a sheet put away but not far enough away my mind interrupts any chance “shit,” it’s 10:32 a.m. a faint light lightens a patch…

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