Flicker and Fade


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

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
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

War in Color


We waged war in shades of burgundy,
passion stained,
our souls enraged
We painted madness across the page,
begging for you to read
our crimson ink

As it flowed from swords
Shaped like pens
Scoring a tale
That pierced hearts pale
From ruby red
To an orange that bled

We etched our name
into the amber sun
and pierced the night
with an ivory light,
our hearts contained
in the golden flames

Like fire from the maw
Of an emerald scaled dragon
That swept cross a country
Burning his enemies &
The land all around

We watched it all
come tumbling down,
turquoise seas and azure skies
wiped away by dark midnight,
the world we knew
blanketed in cobalt blue

The darkening palette
eating up colours
as shadowy truths
clouded the light
revealing indigo hues
in which we might hide

We folded ourselves
into the deep violet skies,
while words spilled out
in the blackest slate,
our lives rearranged
by shades of gloomy gray

Breath of Words© and Sea Words©

Photo: Annalie Solice