poetry, slam poem, Uncategorized

When I close my eyes

When I close my eyes,

Silence

Serenity, eternal sleep.

My mind stops whirring a million miles a minute.

The whole world drops dead.

 

When I blink with heavy lids

I think. I think.

I’d be much happier if I didn’t think.

 

When I blink with heavy lids

The world taints me.

Dirty, dangerous, derogatory.

I am terrified of the dark being that,

Breeds inside of us all.

 

 

When I blink with heavy lids

The rain smacks down hard.

The lightning strikes, trees crack.

 

When I close my eyes

The rain stops. My mind stops.

The world drops dead.

This is how we all ought to be.

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