2020 Poems

Daily Struggle

Struggling with meaning
My brain feels
Like it’s bleeding

Aneurism, stroke
The basics
I can’t cope

Terrorist of mind
To myself
Wholly unkind

Derision and retort
The basics
I can’t sort

Violence comes to find
A silent scream
A visible blind

Dig and dig
And dig
This hole

A full cave-
In to bury
My soul

Sifting through
Trying to

I’m left
To uncover
This person that’s me.

By Makar

Stephen Sutherlin is a designer, poet and musician. He writes poetry about life in the southwest and enjoys metrical lyricism.

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