THE DAY I WELCOMED DARKNESS

The day I welcomed darkness,
I lay by the window watching the sunrise of memories deliquesce upon my morbid mouth
Smelling the peaches of no surprise,
I let it swill unto my deforested cavity
I’ve been expecting its infliction
Prepared the table with a cup of coffee and cigarettes,
Urged to change the warm comfy sheets and placed some pillows embroidered with my embrace

I knew this isn’t a one-night stand
It has planted the seeds of tragedy in my skin
I watered my body and the ink ripples within
Set to crack into a tree, set to blossom into spring
I long for equanimity up in the moon, my hanging coffin

And it summoned the storm, its dark circled eyes revolving on top of me
I could taste its kisses pulsating within my flesh
Tremors and discordance wrap around my ears,
The metempsychosis of buried bruises appears
Apoplexy and seizures
An intimate crusade occurs
Like forbidden romances,
Destiny prances in my universe
On the day I welcomed darkness,

A long lost lover has finally come home

In the deep,

Inside of me.



© Image from Brooke Shaden Photography

47 Replies to “THE DAY I WELCOMED DARKNESS”

      1. It’s okay, no need to apologize!! You have to take care of yourself before anything else…you have to be your biggest priority. It’s all good.
        Hugs, Wilde.

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  1. “I knew this isn’t a one night stand
    It has planted the seeds of
    tragedy in my skin
    I watered my body and the ink
    ripples within
    Set to crack into a tree, set to
    blossom into spring
    I long for equanimity up in the
    moon, my hanging coffin”

    Never doubted you for a second ❤ welcome back, you alchemist!

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  2. so deliciously pleasurable to read another one of your poems, eli. definitely of the dark chocolate variety, as rishhuu said. but somehow, under that embracing of the dark, there is some hope: “Destiny prances in my universe/On the day I welcomed darkness” beautiful!

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  3. The words, imagery and pathos are all magnificent. They are deep inside me even after having finished reading and they shall remain for they come from a deep place of love. This is beyond brilliant 🙂 ❤

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  4. I like the idea behind it. Darkness the long lost lover welcomed in. I love this whole part: I knew this isn’t a one-night stand
    It has planted the seeds of tragedy in my skin
    I watered my body and the ink ripples within
    Set to crack into a tree, set to blossom into spring
    I long for equanimity up in the moon, my hanging coffin

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  5. Hi Eli-

    My name is Christine Ray and I am a managing editor at Sudden Denouement, Blood Into Ink, Whisper and the Roar, Indie Blu(e), and the Go Dog Go Cafe. Starting in May, Sudden Denouement will be hosting Discover Sundays several times a month, when we will post or reblog work by exciting non-Collective writers. I would love to post a piece or two of your on one of our upcoming Discover Sundays. We would of course properly cite you and provide a link to your blog. Would this be okay with you?

    Regards,
    Christine

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