when everything else fails

The Message

tired thoughts drifting abound
racing home
body stay still lay bound
left alone
among thousands around

blending into black and white
they live their dreams of tonight
blending into this background
those thousands fade away

a text message
a single line to my phone
blurs my world around
leaves me spinning
in a vortex
of my make

written for Poets United: Midnight Snack (003)

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4 responses

  1. Ah, how I understand this in my own heart, though I don’t know your situation. The words and picture combination summon a hazes memory of an empty airport, tired eyes, and time alone with my phone. A text can be so powerful. It can change my entire day. Beautiful post. Thank you for sharing

    September 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm

  2. wooww!!! i love the way you leave out what the test says, lives more for the mind.. and it seems so sad and so emotion filled.. 🙂

    September 23, 2011 at 11:36 pm

  3. simone

    I felt the loneliness in this poem. Being with crowds but feeling all alone.

    September 24, 2011 at 12:39 am

  4. “In a vortex/of my make” – powerful, succinct poem, and I love those last two lines!

    September 25, 2011 at 1:17 pm

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