Anxiety’s Monsters #poetry #poem

Anxiety’s Monster by Alejandro N. Marrero 11/28/2020 It starts with the grinding of my back teethA jaw sore from nightmare filled sleepI feel anxiety’s claws rip through me as it startsIt slices my shoulders my back and sore heartI want to be free of this feverish diseaseThe chronic king of terror that’s within all of…

Pandemic’s Reds #covid #poem

Photo by Albert Acosta Pandemic’s Reds by Alejandro N. Marrero 11/15/2020 We heard of it more importantly HE did in on a cold grey DecemberStill we didn’t pay attention or possibly chose not to rememberTill at last the Pandemic reached our shoresIt’s origins from the other side of this small worldSome took it seriously others…

When Sun’s Leave #poetry

When Sun’s Leave by Alejandro N. Marrero 11/13/2020 You cared for them like they were your ownThey may not have been birthed by you but you provided a homeYou worry about them when they’re awayYou appreciate and feed them while they stayOne day they grow up before your eyesThey tell you they’re leaving before their…

Stars Above Thee #poem #poetry

Stars Above Thee by Alejandro N. Marrero 11/11/2020 Do you ever think about the starsWonder how far they really areWether we can reach up and catch them before they fallThink about why we matter or if we do at all?I’m that beginning at the end of time and spaceSome say it’s the letter ‘e’Some say…

Fears for tears #rants

Fears for tears by Alejandro N. Marrero 10/24/2020 I’d love to be your holy but I’ve got my own sins to forgiveI’d love to be full and never lonely and truth is that’s how I feel withinThere’s a tear in my eye and for the life of me I couldn’t tell you a single reason…

Divided I Try #poetry

Divided I Try by Alejandro N. Marrero 10/10/2020 There is no picking sides when choosing the will to surviveThere’s no magic fix to the things that make life worth to liveMoney it’s imperative if you have it, if not how will you eatStill, that meat came from somewhere and it was killed that creature isn’t…

Shadow Found #poetry

Shadow Found by Alejandro N. Marrero 10/7/2020 #poetry This evening the devil found meHe made his way into my mindHe possessed me entirely and his darkness wasn’t kindHe exposed my fears and traumas vividly in rewindSuch are the terrors from those moments from way back and behind Today the darkness seeped easily into my tattered…

Lands Untold #poetry

Lands Untold by Alejandro N. Marrero 10/6/2020 I want to go native and wonder around the woodsEveryone tells me not to yet I think it’s something I shouldI want to sleep to the sounds of birds and creatures of the natural nightI want to stare at star filled skies never polluted by mans electric lights…

Color me Used #poetry

Color Me Used by Alejandro N. Marrero 10/2/2020 Grant me peace for my demons they’ve broken their way completely through.Forgive me for being human as beyond all things it’s rude yet true.I’m the example of overworked and cleverly underpaidYet, because of the field I work in no one cares or respects me much anyway I’ve…