Mind Torn #poetry

Photo by Valentina Remenar Mind Torn by Alejandro N. Marrero 8/8/2020 Consumed by noise or even worse the unspoken between the lines constant silenceWhen I’m in a mood where they disperse like waves on distant uninhabitable islandsThere are rivers of emotions that flow down each steep and drenched troubled hillsideDays that are endless with people…

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…

Bind My Hands #Poetry #writing

Bind My Hands by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/14/2020 I held enough guilt without your visited and shaking proclamationsNo matter how good my hospitality or my consistently wholesome intentionsProviding sanctuary for those who tilted sideways before they left your careI offered my home, gardens, laughter and things apparently offensive for an hour and change unawares As…

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…

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,…

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…

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,…