Tendrils Consume #poetry

Photo by Federico Bebber Tendrils Consumed by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/10/2020 Tendrils of smoke arise from no source and wrap my skin spontaneously following an unplanned courseIt’s not been contemplated enough to understand the cause or if will choke my insides or worseConsumed by shadows that are warm but cool to the very wrapping touchI…

Elusive Solitude #poetry

Elusive Solitude by Alejandro N. Marrero6/23/2020 Waking up in the afterthoughts of sleeplessness, my mind becomes fragile and wrongMental fortitude weakens and divisive thoughts prove to the world I’ve never been strongIt’s a new day which started earlier than it should, always does and I’m made lesser for itEndlessly blurred visions, vacant stares and horrifying…

The middle of Right

The Middle of Right by Alejandro N. Marrero 6/21/2020 There’s a tangle on the horizontal that feels like a sleeps surrendering sighIt’s that feeling we don’t remember unless we’re drinking or get very highI’m not one to be sucker punched into variables or things that tread the road of paths gone leftI’m just a human,…

Starless Ocean #poetry

Starless Ocean by Alejandro N. Marrero 6/10/2020 Be a starless sea on an ever lasting shoreWhere the light that shines above is a moon brightening the dark and moreI’m not careless of your eternal noisy midnightIf anything I’m too aware of the heaviness of your darkest singing sightWishing for a middle and knowing without being…

Locked Aways #poetry #writing

Locked Aways by Alejandro N. Marrero 5/25/2020 People always assume they know every dynamic part of our lives and are rarely rightThey just nod their head when you correct them or have to explain your own battles, failures or fright.I’m not like everyone else in more ways than noneI’m just incredibly good at hiding when…

Vengeful Dreams #poetry #writer #ptsd

Vengeful Dreams by Alejandro N. Marrero 5/21/2020 These nightmares are long, vivid, relentless and I fear never going awayThey quicken my heart, spark the adrenaline, fright or flight snapping my eyes open before it’s even dayI do what feels right, breathe slowly in and out to calm the constantly emerging sleeping anxietiesNothing seems to help…

Mind Never Mine #poetry #writing

Mind Never Mine by Alejandro N. Marrero 5/14/2020 I’m mortified by what fear has molded me into becomingThere’s a bipolar uprising between choices of sloth, yoga and runningI want to pull out my hair when I’m torn from my routinesI feel guilty for no reason or maybe several and never know what it means Why…

Triggered Sinner #poetry #triggers

Triggered by Alejandro N. Marrero 5/13/2020 I read a book today and it reminded me of all the terrible thing they used to do and sayHow mean they were to me because I was different how they cared for me less because I was simply gayI went from having everything a kid needed in life,…

Life’s Insistence #poetry #dark

Life’s Insistence by Alejandro N. Marrero 5/13/2020 We all end up dying no matter how hard we try not to think about itCome to terms with the fact each day is not guaranteed even if desperately wantedI used to fear the end of times or the darker shadowy recesses of my mindNow I realize darkness…