I Came Here Because I Was Feeling Grey

The trees look like witches,

Like monsters,

Like creatures from another world.

The branches look like

Lightening  bolts,

Frozen in a split second,

Of a moment in time.

The birds sound like

Heavens choir.

The surrounding sounds,

Of city sirens,

And flying dragons,

Sound like Hell’s drum.

This place is a limbo,

Between altering states

Of Mind.

The gliding birds

Moving from tree to tree,

Look more like

Hot Air Balloons

Landing,

Faltering,

And taking off.

The squirrels

Are merely

A manifestation

Of your mind,

Chasing dreams,

And nightmares.

In this non-place,

Sticks and stones

May break my soul,

But the devil

Will never get me.

I came here because

I was feeling grey,

My concrete filled veins,

And leadened heart,

Were cracking my bones,

And opening my skull,

To tar and murky waters.

The ambience of the earth

Removes the metal and glass

From my inner being,

And places me in the

Calming waters,

To float with the tides

In peace of mind.

Built on an Abandoned Greenhouse

I’m naked,

   And poisoned;

My skin is grey,

  With pulsating blue veins,

Bursting black blood clots,

  Across the asylum white walls.

I’m naked,

  And crumbling;

My skin is stone,

  With widening concrete cracks,

Spraying powdered ash dust,

  Across the fire flame walls.

I’m naked,

  And shedding;

My skin is peeling,

  Revealing growing green weeds,

Spreading deadened leaves,

  Across the drowning blue walls.

I’m naked,

  And disappearing;

   My skin is evaporating,

    Seeping through the wooden slats,

     Eroding the foundations,

      Melting the very walls.

I was the embodiment,

Of an abandoned greenhouse,

With strangling ivy and infertile soil.

I was the embodiment,

Of an abandoned greenhouse,

With broken glass and dried grass,

Struck with a match.

My already weak foundations,

Lost any solidity,

And became nothing but smoke;

                                                                               Floating nothingness.

                                  I’m naked,

And empty.