Awakened by silence…
The absence of you lays leaden on my heart.
I sit alone in this room tearing myself apart.
Nothingness is my only friend,
It stays with me until the bitter end.
Nightmares are the byway to see you again.
I need them, I hate them, God please… Amen
Sleepless and anxious I wander the house,
I make for the closet and grab your old blouse.
The smell of you holds me tightly,
Saddened by loss, this is me nightly.

My name is Jesse, I am a writer. I post both poetry and mental health pieces about my own struggles and journey on my blog here:


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5 thoughts on “Nightly

  1. This is my poem and you can find more poetry on my blog.

  2. The angst is so well portrayed Anand Bose from Kerala

  3. That’s exactly what I was going for. Good eye.

  4. Great words.I think its a reality of my life

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