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Disembodied Silhouettes

My shadow no longer walks with me—

Not because there is no light to cast upon it,

But because it’s ashamed to take the very same path

My disgraced footsteps have left an imprint on

But could I blame my shadow for running away?

All it wants is a drop of tasteless medication

And I’m a lacklustre smile away from an overdose

Sitting here, under the ghostly orange of the streetlight

Watching the outline on the asphalt recede from me,

I count how many seconds it takes for me to get home

And pray under my breath that my shadow doesn’t follow.

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disembodied

every breath

feels like a

paralysing stab

in my lungs

my veins are

as tense and as

abraded as worn

ladder rungs

i strive to

maintain and

suffice such a

liquid composure

but instead i

submerge in the

depths of my

arrogant inures

as the dread draws

blood from my

starving idle heart

and the sense in

meaninglessness

starts to depart

i feel so splintered

i may as well be

anyone else but me

but when i exhale

in a shudder of pins

and needles, i find

myself still stuck

in this body.

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