Sunday, August 21, 2016

Shallow (Under The Skin)

Turn me inside out
and all you'll find
is leftover whine
(I need more rest)
and a heart blood hope
that thrums my chest -
what's next

has got to be better.

For Poetry Pantry at Poets United

15 comments:

Sioux said...

There's always that hope that what's around the corner is better...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I hear and echo the weariness.......when will we ever get the rest we need? (Much farther along the path, I am still asking. Sorry to relate, the possibility seems remote. LOL.)

Fireblossom said...

It may well be bitter. Uh, better. I meant to say better.

brudberg said...

Hope sleep can come... there are cases when that's the only cure.

said...

I love your hidden title: "Shhh --- all ow, under the skin." Your boo-boos aren't visible.

Jae Rose said...

This poem conveys a sense of being shelled out and emptied of energy and resources... We can only hope that what comes next is always better..best wishes to you

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Sigh.. this is so beautiful.. so profound. Love the tone here. We often feel striped of emotional energy and at times when hope seems lost, manage to rise up with the help of optimism and inner strength.


Lots of love,
Sanaa

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Wish it weren't so for you or anyone really--also wish I didn't relate to this piece so well--really well done MZ

Gillena Cox said...

Joining you in hoping for the better

much love...

Magaly Guerrero said...

It must be. If not, I'm kicking someone. Hard.

Mary said...

There must always be hope that 'better' is around the corner!

thotpurge said...

Indeed...it is that hope that lets us get through what is.

Sumana Roy said...

hope is life....

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

May it be so!

Old Egg said...

Well you have 15 people (including me) all wishing you well now so I hope to read more cheerful words next time.