Tag Archives: Exhaustion

Already Fading

Consuming
Like a feeling so strong
The world fades

Compulsion
A hook caught in flesh until
Resistance is painful

Exhausting
As years of experiences are
Drawn through you

Escape
All the thrills and excitement of living
Separate from personal cares

Fleeting
Taking a moment, hours, forever:
Over too soon.


Exhaustion Strikes

Exhaustion strikes
With the fury of a swordsman
Overwhelming its target
In a rush of blows:
Too swift, subtle, and skilled
To be anticipated or evaded
Despite warning signs
Or the pangs of logic.
By the time suspicion arises,
The strike has already
Been executed:
The candle is split,
The trousers have fallen –
The blade rushes so rapidly
That even the speeding blood
Is too slow to sully
That sliver of silver.
And the resulting darkness
Is faster still.


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