Poetry about Mental Health from Maria A. Arana

photo from Denny Muller on Unsplash.com

Window in the Dark

i walk past your slumber
catch a glimpse of your sleep
 
you toss to break away
doors to this dark room
 
night teachings of fear
i reach the doorknob and find gum
 
my fist connects with the window
shattering the glass into shards
 
i climb out
find a light switch
 
but shadows weave in
and grab hold of it
 
darkness reminds 
my hands bleed

i push myself back
past your bed
 
the pace changed my feet
now stuck on shoe glue
 
but your slumber resists
stays undisturbed
 
my cold breath screams out
our bedroom locks us in full retreat
 
while wind chimes whisk tunes unchanged
until my eyelids open


Spider's Mess

cobwebs overhead
tell nothing of what’s ahead
            fountains of blood
            mountains of flesh
inside this room
 
cobwebs hang icicles
tell nothing of what’s to come
            water falls like knives
            fire burns holes
inside my heart
and there you wait

This is what Faded Love Looks Like

we both knew 
this would happen
 
tell me you love me
tell me you care
 
then the times
when you don’t remember 
the last ache could spill over 
 
tell me it’s okay
tell me we’re through
 
playing games on the front lawn
where our soaked feet kiss the dawn
and memories still find their way home


Bio: Maria A. Arana is a teacher, writer, poet, and editor. Her poetry has been published in various journals including Spectrum, The Gonzo Press, and The Kleksograph. You can find her at https://twitter.com/m_a_Arana and https://aranaeditingservices.com

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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