Still Here, I Suppose

By Strataic

I remember being dizzy
As I followed the spiral staircase of life.

I lost my feelings somewhere inbetween the railings
Someplace near the bottom?
Or maybe on the steps?

I used to articulate my sadness
But silently fell numb; empty.
Perpetually avoiding all matter.

I lay here for days wishing I could sleep.
Counting the passage of time, but not really.
I sleep while watching my eyesight fade.

Sometimes I'll ponder the beauty of making red petals.
With knives I'd like to buy.
I dream about the luxury of sharing them with my bathroom.

To show I existed once

But for now I merely exist.

Unauthorized Copying Is Prohibited. Ask the author first.
Copyright 2021 Strataic
Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.     Filed under: "Personal" and "Poetry"
Log In or Join (free) to see the special features here.

Comments on "Still Here, I Suppose"

Log in to post comments.
  • LateNightThoughts On Thursday, January 20, 2022, LateNightThoughts (13)By person wrote:

    I too sleep while watching my eyesight fade. I however could never put it into words until I read this. The feeling of waking up when I wasn’t even aware I was sleeping is all too painful. The staircase of life is a very long one, and I often feel numb just trying to reach the bottom. Very nicely written.

How to Criticize Without Causing Offense
© 1998-2022 DarkPoetry LLC
[Join (free)]    [More Poetry]    [Get Help]    [Our Poets]    [Read Poems]    [Terms & Privacy]