Jul 04

Poem: Our Connection

Image Credit: Spark by Mikko Miettinen

Our Connection

That precious moment
when you feel connected
truly connected like this person
is so much more than another being
casual encounter becomes something more
attraction fundamentally spiritual
there is still beauty in the world
love really is the solution
and this person; this connection
proves this all to be true

-Poem by Justin Germino

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Jul 01

Poem: Return to the Drink

Return to the Drink

In the safety of the drink

no words to hear your sorrow

the sickness of sea

sympathy in motion


In warring words

and ghosts of regret

waves washing over

why not take a drink


The saltiness on your lips

reflex to not swallow

yet it is not hard

convincing yourself


You return to the drink

where all life came from

body soaking forever

feeding the sea


-Poem by Justin Germino

Jun 22

Alone by Edgar Allen Poe


From childhood’s hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that round me rolled
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by,
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.

by Edgar Allen Poe

Jun 11

Poem – Isolation of Intrusive Thoughts

Isolation of Intrusive Thoughts

Frustration birthing insomnia
anxiety avoidance driving fatigue
nightmares of anger and fear
intrusive thoughts of self harm
isolation and depression soothes
when disassociation is freeing
and poor concentration is strength
hypervigilance the startling response
what else looms on the horizon?

-Poem by Justin Germino

Jun 01

Legacy of the Void

Legacy of the Void

Ah darling death

with your sincere grin

where all my answers end

and new ones only begin


Your promises so certain

such charm found in eyes

how could I not listen

falling for those lies


Now in the prim beyond stars

this life I once enjoyed

suffering is my eternity

the legacy of the void


-Poem by Justin Germino


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