Supernatural Poetry posted November 27, 2016

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This Aching Abyss

by Dean Kuch

Free verse fare...

~ This Aching Abyss ~

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 Reality betrays me,
eludes me,
slipping softly into 
whispers in a harried hurricane.
Teardrops in the ocean.
Plaintive cries for help,
in concentration death camps,
filled to overflowing
with the starving,
the tortured;

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Dare I look back
in fond reminiscence?
Dare I dream
the impossible dream?
To love,
To live…
To dance—

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No… I will not.
I must not
dream, love…live, or feel


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It is much safer here,
much more serene
in the urgent underbelly
of dire desperation.
No sound.
No soothing salve for the soul.
No tender tendencies.
No mercy.
This aching abyss is brutal—
Quiet here abounds.
But, at least here,
I feel


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