Flicker and Fade

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I’ve been stirring the depths,
those dark recesses
and shadowed halls,
moody blue rooms
with empty walls

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And some days,
I’m more flicker and fade,
rainbow tears
becoming shades of gray,
colors breaking,
embraced by the night,
now swallowing up the light
hollowness
slowly settling in,
leaving a pressing ache
beneath my skin
that demands
to be alone

the dark side of depression
is making hell
into its home

Breath of Words/Ashley Jane© 6/26/17

Top photo: Agnes Cecile / Lower photo: Zest

Gone Girl

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I find myself swallowed
in the low rumble,
the way the earth seems to move
whenever you wish it
while I stand here trapped
by wisps and trails,
storm cloud cages
around a melancholy heart

I’ve started to lose track
of what’s real anymore,
my chest pounding in tune
to your rampant roar,
and these dreams try to trick
and make me believe
I know you look,
but you don’t see
And, your melody
isn’t really for me
(It isn’t, is it?)
No…
We’re just a long gone memory

Breath of Words© 4/27/17

photo by Kevin Radley