a poem by Janie Davel

Untitled , Doorways series, 2016  Ginger Cochran

Untitled, Doorways series, 2016

Ginger Cochran

With steel to my trembling lips and a whisper to the trees

I breathe one last time a faint hope into my bleeding heart

Fragments falling deeper into all I wish to be

It hits the bottom of the bottle – my wish to be free

A distant cry of a missing child haunting my night

The voice of a loved one…

The sirens, the screams, Endless violence

cutting through my broken dreams

Another sip, And I am somehow blinded,

left for dead

My stubborn pride…

To quench a thirst love alone could satisfy, I drank deep from her mouth

And I now see her with wet eyes…

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