Spill Ink

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and i found beauty in the dark
while riding the silence
and i did spill ink
watched it blend with the darkness
saw eye to eye with the storm
as the thunder raged on

walking with nightmares
in the daytime
and even when sun comes
it’s still nighttime
saw the corpse of my innocence
at the edge of my vision
yes, my sanity
needs some revision


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image Don’t Cry Over Spilt Ink by Zack Parka
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Relapse

relapse (v): a return to a former state, especially after apparent improvement.

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i wake up
it’s midnight
no need to draw curtains
i draw shapes with the dark
no need for lights
i see well in the dark
no need for wifi
i connect to the dark

i tried peace and balance
but i relapsed
told everyone i’m fine
i’m fine                  relax
i don’t slash my wrists
i slash my sanity
i can’t breathe
i’m panicking


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image by Unknown
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Bleeding Rain

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i’m in drought
yet it’s bleeding rain
half in/half sane
i rise and fall

fall then rise
like i’m on cocaine

i drew the joy
but soon enough
the darkness came
he tapped the door
i asked who is it
he said you know my name

 


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image ‘Rachel (Blood)’ by Leslie Shows
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All The Same

I can always find myself in my poetry, even though I never have any recollection of putting myself there. I am who am. And I really do have head pains.

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My head hurts
I know pain
To live

To die
To me it’s all the same

Night and day
They’re all the same
When you leak shadows
From your brain
It’s all the same
I am who am
But who’s to blame?
All I have is numbness
To my name
Since my ruin
I’ve remained the same

Fight or flight
It’s all the same
When I kill my demons
They come back all the same


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image: Numbness by Thomas C. Fredo
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