Thursday 10 June 2021

Pills and Powders

by Nick Gisburne

Impossible to penetrate the door
Another failed escape, like all the rest
Surrender leaves me feeble, as before
A fist, frustration, pounds upon my chest
Too terrified to twist another key
I bend beneath the burden of distress
A shadow soaks through everything I see
Each second thought becomes a second guess
Obsession steals the focus from the light
It follows me, forever, into sleep
I drown in pain and poison, day and night
The well of my addiction, wide and deep
    There is no way to leave this hated room
    Without the pills and powders I consume