Rude Judgement #poem

Rude Judgement by Alejandro N. Marrero 12/12/2020 Judge me with your AvariceDamn me with your diseaseIt seems the only time you have opinionsIs when it’s about the defenseless me Say what’s between the linesThe things you fail to hide or veilThe things you truly think of meWhen you feel trapped and not so well Put…

Lividity #poetry

Lividity by Alejandro N. Marrero 12/8/2020 I’m livid I’m realI’m all the emotions you care not to feelI’m fire I’m waterI’m everything you dare not try and botherI’m alive I’m immuneI’m the dead afterlife you thought I’d assumeThere’s a place between electronsA waste between tidesAn endless space between liesI’m a fortress of magmaI’m the oceans…

Halo Skies #poetry

Halo Skies by Alejandro N. Marrero 12/10/2020 Would you lie to meWould you like to know my nameIf you were paid a price would you douse my inner flameWould you break me or leave me just the same I’m a no oneAn ordinary sumI’ve had some discretionsI’ve both loved and avoided the sun Would you…

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…

Fool for Singing #poetry

Fool for Singing by Alejandro N. Marrero 10/11/2020 She says I’m in trouble but she’s never tried to let me inShe calls me endearing phrases so subtle as her words make me spinFor the life of me I can never get her off my mindShe’s stolen every word from me even though they once were…

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…

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…

Pleas for Stillness #poetry

Pleas for Stillness by Alejandro N. Marrero 9/22/2020 Who will save me from my demons?Who will hold me as my whole world burns?When will I be free of these anxieties?When will I be at once reborn? I am sum of the universe divided up into interdependent parts.I am a son of parents that are easy…