Salty Shade of Blue

by Maple Tree   Nov 22, 2019

Body slams against a wall
soaked with tears of a woman
before me-
paint chips mold with skin
and I turn a salty shade of blue.

Drowning within ocean's of hands
tossing me like a rag doll
as fish swim by, nibbling at my toes.

You ever feel the weight
of a noose in the night
when all you hear is silence,
and you think nobody loves you?

Lips turn blue
as you invite death in
for a cup of Joe
and small talk-

Depression coils around
your legs like an anaconda at feeding time,
(just another meal)
mother of trees let me die-

then you wake up by the beach,
sipping a cup of java
asking yourself "was that a dream" ?

as I drop another Xanax in my coffee for flavor.


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  • 3 years ago

    by Angie

    Holy Mother of Goodness!!! LOVE this

  • 3 years ago

    by Brenda

    Damn it Andrea! Love, love, love this! Your descriptives are spot on!

  • 3 years ago

    by Star

    Oh goodness!!
    I love how you have images that are out of this world!! The anaconda depression wrapping around the legs, got me chills. I went back to a time where I suffered a lot at night. I was reminded of that feeling.
    The tears, turning you into a salty shade of blue, a really beautiful description!!
    So many emotions went through me while reading this!

    P.S. your addiction for coffee can’t be helped, you’re still the same :)

    • 3 years ago

      by Maple Tree

      ha ha ha ha ha.... You know me well Petal <3

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