Realisation

a night sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

A shuddering breath parts my lips
loneliness belies the truth
a snake coiling over my belly
and past my unadorned hips

         †

The darkness casts a shadow
renouncing light imposingly
I reach for an apparition
A phantom specter no longer here

        ‡

Peering around this tidal wave
a perilous sea of obsidian
memories of what we were once
tendrils of smoke my only friend

       †

prisms of pain fall from my eyes
from behind my starless gaze
striated and notched this heart
repeats a simple phrase

       †

“I need you” it whispers
with no reply I come undone
then settle into solitude
with bitter realisation

Published by: Ionia Froment

Blogger, reviewer, theology/philosophy major. I'm a mother and a writer and a supporter of free speech and freedom in general. My favourite author is Albert Camus, and I listen to a bit of everything. I've been too busy (LAZY) to blog in the last few years, but I'm giving it another shot.

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39 thoughts on “Realisation”

  1. This is haunting and beautiful at the same time. And so very true. The words speak to the heart which I am certain is from whence they came. I always enjoy your poetry.

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  2. Another beautiful poem that captures so perfectly those emotions that separation creates. You are never alone though, I am always in your heart, until I can be there with you.

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