empty shell

Veteran Poet - 1,831 Points (67 / canada)

I Fell - Poem by empty shell

I Live in the alleys
Feed on left-over scraps
Inhaling exhaust fumes
sleep on Cardboard
I wake
With eyes on the ground
Move with intent
Burst from the shadows
To seek out the night
I rise
Full moon lights the sky
So big you can touch it
Almost too bright
For what I have planned
I think
Banks are asleep
Suits have all gone
New shift has started
Life on the street
I want
Johns hiding their faces
Punks staring you down
Girls throwing out looks
June pushing her cart
I see
My friends are all here
Long block after block
I keep going on
I pass by it all
I walk
Sirens in the distance
Construction starting up
Cat-fight in the laneway
An idling lonely cab
I hear
I stop I look I stare
I'm standing in the square
It all comes flooding back
I know that I am home
I arrive
I never need a key
The door is never locked
Elevator broken
I turn towards the stairs
I ascend
My knees are killing me
My teeth are full of rot
I find it hard to breathe
I think my nose is broke
I hurt
I finally reach the top
Kick the roof door open wide
The wind assaults my face
I've got no where to hide
I fear
I'm soaked with evening dew
I walk the steel beam
Looking down upon the world
Living on the edge of love
I fell

Comments about I Fell by empty shell

  • Elena Sandu (1/28/2012 12:07:00 AM)

    Very interesting piece, we could feel a thousand things..Living on the edge of love he fell, yet I believe he raised his soul.. I also think that living on the alley must be hard to accommodate but the freedom of own time, the out of controlling hands of banks and black suit men could help to endure most kind of pain..Great write, thank you for share. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 26, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, January 27, 2012

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