Black isn’t the darkest color

By SolApathy

Beyond black there is a shade…
Far darker than a night with clear sky
My scars replaced all the stars
A soul...Broken
Echo a color without care
I am despair
Night without a moon to shine down & hide the gloom
Silence so deep
 In my hollowness
Where there is nothing
Not even an echo of my battered soul
Black hole of emotion where clarity embodies emptiness
No remembrance of what was lost
No care of what is to come
Of numb
 Black stares back
Uncomfortable with fear of what is looking back...

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© 2020 SolApathy
Published on Thursday, January 11, 2018.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

...Don't shine the sun on me; I'll just infect it with apathy
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  • SolApathy On Sunday, January 1, 2017, SolApathy (584)By person wrote:

    I always appreciate your comments dwells. I understand exactly what you are saying. so definitely not a ramble. I think we have far too few words in English language to describe feelings and matters of the soul. Perhaps because society is to busy adding words like tweeting to the dictionary...

  • dwells On Saturday, December 31, 2016, dwells (4513)By person wrote:

    A dire and dreadful dead zone described herein SA. Wishing there was another word for soul; like a synonym maybe that employs more than "broken" as an adjective to compliment the rest of the emptiness. They say that 5% of the population are psychopathic and learn how to function within polite society. I think I worked for one once. Sorry for the ramble. Cheers and Happy New Year! - Dan

  • Nemo On Monday, December 26, 2016, Nemo (95)By person wrote:


  • SolApathy On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, SolApathy (584)By person wrote:

    Thank you for all of your comments.

  • andshewasahurricane On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, andshewasahurricane (28)By person wrote:

    That was hauntingly beautiful.

  • Queazenart On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, Queazenart (239)By person wrote:

    Perfect use of sensory language and imagery. This poem is about as close as one can get to describing complete nothingness and still make it interesting. It is bleak and desolate beyond comparison. Bravo!

  • soul_versing On Monday, December 12, 2016, soul_versing (959)By person wrote:

    You should have seen me facial reaction to this whole piece. I've never read something, and was so completely moved, that it set off an anxiety attack. Core deep, this was...I'm keeping this. - Thank you for this piece, truly. -Nett Scholar

  • SirEnders On Monday, December 12, 2016, SirEnders (50)By person wrote:

    Flowed well, the feeling of drifting through nothingness until hitting fear itself. Well written, keep writing.

  • sIo On Monday, December 12, 2016, sIo (940)By person wrote:

    *quivers* this gave me the icky feeling you get when you think someone is watching you. Spot on.

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