THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE FALLS

 

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The river flows black.
The sky lights up.
Red, orange, and yellow bursts.
Then I hear the explosion.
Loud and deafening. 
My ears ring.
The bridge is in flames.
The beautiful Brooklyn Bridge.
Pieces of metal land in the water.
Cries fill the cold air. 
I’m lost in the frightened crowd.
Someone takes my hand.
I’m pulled to a building.
The door is locked and bolted.
I follow him from building to building.
Until we find an unlocked door.
Sounds of sirens follow us inside.
The door slams shut behind us.
Lines of cars face us.
I look up to see his face.
He turns away.
He leads me down a ramp.
I dig in my heels.
I must see his face.
He turns to me…
I wake up.
I still wonder…about his face.

 

 

 

BLOOD RUNS SMOOTH

 

 

Blood runs smooth

With inky determination.

Filling the ocean

With its crimson red.

It comes in with the tides

To our sandy shore.

Walking the streets of town

With the rise of the moon.

Leaving dead bodies behind

In the wake of its journey.

To come back the next night

To sprinkle blood once more.

THE DEAD GAME

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THE SEA

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Wave Breaking Beneath the Pier, Folly Beach, SC

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It is here.

A force to be reckoned.

Growing by the second.

Thrashing under the bridge.

Leaving death in its wake.

Leave me be.

My dying wish isn’t

to be consumed by the sea.

DEEP SLEEP

DEEP SLEEP

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those-who-suffer-survive:

Do you ever feel that you are in a nightmare?

You try to open your eyes but can’t.

Different scenes flash before your eyes,

and you can’t stop them.

People from the past are mingling with

characters from your present.

The story lines don’t make sense.

Events aren’t happening in order.

How do you escape from this?

How do you wake up?

You can’t.

You can’t wake up until your mind

is ready to let you.

Your subconscious wants you to see

the sights flashing before your eyes.

It is all for a reason.

You might not know the reason, but

there is a reason.

And when your mind is ready,

you will wake up.

Maybe you’ll be groggy,

But just maybe you’ll have a

better understanding of your subconscious.