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…

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…

Rich Hearts Poor Starts #poetry

Rich Heart Poor Starts by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/31/2020 There’s an excitement that builds in me and it’s a weapon or a cureI have ideas that swirl fast about what to build and what we may endureEveryday I get emails of opportunities to help me give and provide moreYet, when I read the prerequisites I’m…

Anxiety Why?

I’m up late again. That wasn’t the plan but none of these effing pills are calming me down. It’s physical and mental. It’s horrible and useless. It’s drought with agitation without a definitive cause. The mindful breathing isn’t even slowing my heart rate and I’m lying down. I’m annoyed for no reason. I want to…

Broken Bottles #poetry

Broken Bottles by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/28/2020 We’ve all done itDropped the glass you seeHad a little too much and barely reacted as it shattered from a careless elbow or kneeThat poison in our veinsThat socially acceptable normal we covet to ease our daily painsIt’s wine, spirits and drinks on the rocksWe don’t really care…

Poisoned Air #poetry

Poisoned Air by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/23/2020 There’s a vapor in my lungsSometimes it’s weak most times it’s strongI fear death less than mostIt’s only because I understand the destined coastI put poison on my skinIt keeps the bugs away on humid windsYet it will kill me slowly if used everydaySometimes I wonder why we…

Exposed Embrace #Poetry

Exposed Embrace by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/14/2020 Shedding all my layers I walk exposed and naked into the wets embraceAdmittedly I’m prudish but I’m lost and waddle forward as shadows chaseI’m a rough sketch, embarrassed, with my tan skin enfolded by the coldWhy don’t I dive in and cover myself since my body has aged…

Born to Die Atoned #poetry

Born to Die Atoned by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/1/2020 With a sparkle in my usually dim mind I reach out for those who’s lives I let take up residence, yes Residents, in my heartI’m good at pretending I’m never bothered even if that may be true or not from the delayed or finished startWhen I…

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…