Kate Benjamin

(w) Hole - Poem by Kate Benjamin

In a hole
Getting out
Stuck and spiraling
What do I cling to
It fills me
Completely overtaken
By the drought
By the overflow
Of my soul
It is all consuming
And raw
Scratches at my surface
Until it reaches
My core
And waiting
Will it get
How did it
When will I swim
When will the turmoil
And life begin
To fill me once more

Topic(s) of this poem: alone, despair, loneliness, mental illness

Form: Blank Verse

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 9, 2016

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