The Season of Breakdown

At first appearance

fear! strikes my soul

a closer look at

my wounded life

wrings salty tears

out of my pillow case

sobs of sorrow

weeping strife! stringing

all my pains and backward


around the gilded knife

of life’s thrusting


peeling off the layers

of dried out withered dreams

waking centuries of sweetness

beguiling and free!

Β©Jay Mora-Shihadeh

Photo by Ryan James Christopher on Unsplash

#Poetry #Freeverse #Healing

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