The Poetry Bar


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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