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Living with Parasites

August 21, 2016
By Larkbird GOLD, Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Larkbird GOLD, Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
There is no point in working towards something that you do not want.

 Gray turns to white
And White to gray
to blue and black and brown and green and to another day

Blue turns to curtains
Black to a tv
Brown to my couch
And green to the trees

I am awake in a wave
Inside exhaustion’s coursing stream
Blue and whites engulf me
And drag me back to sleep


Eyelids flicker open to the nothing that surrounds
I fall
Lungs fail to rise
Can’t breath at all,
I drown

Why can’t I move
Where am I now?
Fighting and screaming inside my mind
But not a drop of sweat on my brow

My eyelids flicker open
To the beating of a drum
I hear a song playing next to me
As my phone begins to hum

A nightmare only a memory
Reality back in sight
I start to think of the day again
But I know I will lose the fight

My therapist says these nightmares are always in the past
Whether they are real or not
thoughts determine how long they last

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