a sudden but anticipated tragedy


sometimes even a jug of
orange juice can tear through
your sense of self,
a searing hole opening up
dragging you down like quicksand,
and you gasp for air as
long-buried memories escape
like poisonous gas from
the blistered chasm, and
you descend into that
long forgotten pit of darkness
too sudden for tears to be shed



  1. sandrabranum · June 5, 2013

    We carry so much inside us and never really know what will trigger the emotional roller coaster. This poem is so beautiful and thought provoking.

  2. slpmartin · February 4, 2013

    Very strong emotions expressed in these lines…well said.

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