After months of snow and ice
The rains return,
Erasing dirty dunes and
saturating frozen earth.
Window’s blowing curtains open wide
I sleep but dreams don’t stay,
Instead my brain replaying scenes:
Deserted trains to nowhere, speeding past.
I strain to free myself from
demons past, long-buried, deep.
I thought it would be so easy,
But I remain a gasping, grasping soul.
Tonight the night is dark and dank,
The raindrop rhapsody ensues again,
And still, I stand alone,
Apart, adrift, again.
Written for The Speakeasy 152, making reference to Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” video and using the words: “It would be so easy” in the post .
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