Reclaiming

Collage, ‘in other words’ by Charles Bukowski


i can’t breathe
second-hand hot air
billowing
tinged with booze
too close, you are much too close
i say i need space

i can’t hear
i stopped listening
to your lies
silly me
i once believed every word
when i was easy

i can’t feel
my heart stopped beating
oh, it pumps
i’m alive
if you can call this living
numbing existence

i can’t leave
i think you’d like that
me leaving
so i stay
resistance in reclaiming
myself in the void

~kat

A Shadorma for MindloveMisery’s Menagerie Sunday Challenge, this week, to explore the topic of: Adjust to the Space of Self, using the collage and poem by Bukowski as inspiration.

A Shadorma is a stanza or series of stanzas with the syllable count o 3/5/3/3/7/5 for a total of 26 syllables.


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