Numb

Away,
and I don’t
understand.

No recovery
can equal
my heartache.

I swim in
hundred memories.
They hurt.

Adrift,
like an empty
space.

I can’t feel
myself.

 

2015

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About chester maynes

poet, and a lover of music and books.
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14 Responses to Numb

  1. I am sincerely impressed with your poems – so simple/clear and so profoundly deep.

  2. Imani says:

    I know that feeling all too well. Sometimes numbness actually hurts worse than pain…I certainly don’t know how, but it can. It gets better though 🙂

  3. Noora says:

    Great work – as usual!

  4. EXPRESSES this extremely well, I think. 😀

  5. Jay says:

    Interesting use of things stricken from the record.

  6. I especially love:
    “I swim in
    hundred memories.
    They hurt.”
    This poem speaks across boundaries, like the boundaries aren’t even there. While you may have had something specific in mind, I think that each reader can resonate with your words in their own unique ways.

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