you have stepped again into my life

stood at my door, uninvited

taken me away from my art

leaving me to stare stupidly, night after night

at the glaring brightness of this empty page

you, the unwanted houseguest

you who have forced yourself into bed with us

each evening

you, who have sat in my car each morning

invaded my office space at my place of business

have left me preoccupied and unable to focus

on the simplest of tasks


who have stolen my art

you who have brought rivers of tears to a family’s gate


who have drained us

sucked the lifeblood from our

once-happy days


who have left us

already grieving

while we watch the hands of

your insidious clock

ticking away the moments left


impending, inevitable


you are not welcome here

yet you


are all we are guaranteed at the end

of this,



About lindalou5150

as exercise or exorcism, i write...for the eyes of others, for my eyes and heart only, for the love and the rage, i release the gamut of tell the truth and say what's often thought but not written...
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One Response to you

  1. david garcia says:

    just thought i should look in here, and look what i found…you didn’t tell me…i can sure see where this came from….good, so good, that you wrote this…just two days ago…powerful death how it invades everything, everywhere,,,thanks for writing this…your talent shines on and on … glad you stopped….to write…yes…life lives in death and you are a wittness …and are testifying…thank you…

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