Listless
She let go of my hand
Drifted off with another man
I watched as he lured her away
Helpless
Hopeless
Spiraling in a maelstrom of vices
Violent vortices
Charybdis and Scylla
Spinning around
Jealousy and Anger
Two monsters under the rock
Pulling me under
Drunkenness
Flushing me down
All the way down
To that silent place where a soul loses its light
The hell-deep trench of endless night
Cold and alone
In the benthic zone of human emotion
Where the worm of memory never dies
Feasting on the bitter sediment of love’s decay
Yesterday and yesterday and yesterday
Glassy-eyed, gray, and bloated with sorrows
While all of our sweet tomorrows remain forever unopened
Riches beyond measure
Sunken treasure
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Andrew Dabar