Lingering Demons

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I know we all have demons
You’re mine,
with your clouded soul
all bound in smoke
and your penchant
for diving into the dark
We are two halves
of a melancholy heart
that together are dangerous,
but still
I find myself struggling
to fall asleep,
caught between these dreams,
feeling the press
of your absence,
despite the fact
that your ghost
still lingers on,
a silent shadow
haunting me from
those old songs,
each one seasoned
with your memory

Breath of Words© 4/21/17

photo by Jared Tyler

When I Lost Myself

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Those moments
where reality faded,
where I lived to forget,
where I tried to hide
from all the things
that were going wrong,
where I sought to escape
from the walls
that were closing in

I don’t want to remember
when I lost myself

Breath_words© 6/26/16