Black Quilt

by Star   Oct 2, 2019

She fights to dig herself
out of the darkness,
but she keeps falling
deeper and deeper.

Her cries echoing
inside of her
but her eyes are
as dry as they can get.

She covers her ears
with the loudest noises,
attempting to shut off
the voices inside.

She puts her head to rest,
when her eyes are sore
ready to fall in that deep


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  • 8 months ago

    by hiraeth

    The title instantly made me think of weighted blankets - those blankets that have little glass/plastic beads to add weight to them and the extra weight makes the person sleeping with it think they're being hugged which leads to a release of serotonin which makes it easier for them to sleep more peacefully.

    This poem feels like that because you write of that unique deep sleep you can only get when you're truly exhausted:

    ('when her eyes are sore
    ready to fall in that deep

    or the sleep after a period of distress/crying

    (but her eyes are
    as dry as they can get.)

    Those sleeps are unique itself, sometimes it's restorative and you wake feeling anew, or you wake up feeling even more run down. Those 'depressing' sleeps (for a lack of a better term) can be someone's weighted blanket and I think you conveyed that idea perfectly.

    • 8 months ago

      by Star

      I’m glad it did!! Thank you :)

  • 9 months ago

    by Everlasting

    I’ve been trying to comment but I haven’t been successful. All I can say is, Is that black quilt cozy? it kind of feels like it. Keep on writing.

    • 9 months ago

      by Star

      I think, it did provide a little relief :) lol
      Thank you Luce :*

  • 9 months ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Such an emotional piece and I hope this provided relief. The fight to keep going can seem endless, exhausting and weigh us down tremendously. But it is worth it. No matter how deep or buried we may think we are, we must believe there is a way up. Can't wait to read more, hopefully it becomes easier to write as you know I love reading your pieces!

    • 9 months ago

      by Star

      Thank you MA andyou know I love your comments!!
      I have so much I want to write about, it is getting easier thanks to your writing prompt! :)

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