You’re On Your Own

poem on life and love

Poem on Life and Love

 

When I tried to sort it out
I rationalized the cause
With doubt in my mind
And now I’m caught

Watching a feather fight
Under the weight of
The thumb of the night

And here it comes again
Crawling down my spine
In time
I’ll make it out alive

But if you ever wanted
To make amends
I know you’re haunted, too
But I’m right behind

And if I ever wanted to begin again
I’d need to know that we’d make it through
But how could I?

When fortune is distant in the night
The devil makes it known
A path to the grave
Innocence, here I stand

Watching you broken, trite
Under the weight of
A past to evade

Oh, hear the echoes
Crawling back through time
Disguised
In bright eyes

But if you ever wanted
To make amends
I know you’re haunted, too
But I’m right behind

And if I ever wanted to begin again
I’d need to know that we’d make it through
But how could I?

Save your pennies
Save yourself
Spend the nights alone
The scent of flesh and bone
Is worth every ounce
Of every man
Ever known

 

more by SANDY DODGE 

photograph by Kyle DeWitt

 

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Sandy Dodge

Sensory writing for making sense of the nonsensical. My two cents are your free samples.

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