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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Still Water

still water: water that is located in an enclosed lake without a strong current and/or unflowing water.

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there you go with
your sad songs
sunlight’s heavy and
the night is long

always sleepwalking
but you can’t sleep
yours are demons
that you can’t beat
so you broke all the mirrors
then danced on the shards
with your bare feet
always in motion
but you feel like still water and
the darkness did prosper


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image ‘Still Water’ by Louise Fairchild
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Motions

motions (idiom): go through the motions, to do something halfheartedly, routinely, or as a formality or façade.

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I crash
I burn
I do it often
I never learn
I mix my potions
To find you Peace
I’d drain the skies
And burn the oceans

Going through stagnant motions
Night in
Day out
Locked in the past
Watching noons pass
I drown in blues
I down emotion


© Eshe Kente 2017
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My Raptures Are Blue

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All of my raptures are blue
None of my demons are new
Often they lie on my truth
Often I lie but I’m true
All I think of
Is death and violence
Lost in the deep dark
I watch the silence
My soul has deep marks
She drinks the silence
This life is fruitful
Me, I’m barren

Dead inside
I am never okay
Cold inside
I don’t even smile inside


© Eshe Kente 2017
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