The Fall

If I had a pill to take away the shadows …

It happened again last night. I almost never used to dream. Just a scatter of shattered images in shades of red and black. I tried to turn on the light but it became darker.

If I could only take a sweet medicine …

The shine of her eyes with the mask of my face reflected in them. She seemed to want it even more than I did. She didn’t struggle. Her face haunts my dreams more often now.

If there was some way to stop.

This is a darker dance. We turn gracefully, now with eyes closed and fall in slow-motion as the floor swallows us. Pray you never experience the fall. Pray hard my friend.

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33 thoughts on “The Fall

  1. falling allows you to see the world from a different perspective – if you never fell – you would never have transparent eyelids and write like you do – such melancholy and honey – my heart screams – get the spoon!

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      1. thats the difference that attracts – remember from before? you have empathy although you say you are not swayed by emotion. at work i have to deal with logic – its hurts the soul so i when i am home i allow emotion to control and it heals. the words you use are everyday words but they say more – so i keep coming back and looking and just allowing the words to flow – are you new to writing? where have you been hiding?

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      2. Logic is cleaner than emotion, empathy and intuition. From this perspective there are serried ranks of ordered ideas. Pure and sharp. I have been writing creatively since 14:33hr 22 June 2013. Hiding?

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      3. Wonder why you never showed up sooner if you had been writing that long. Maybe I as looking in all the wrong places. Logic is cleaner – agreed and sweeps everything leaving no room for doubt or argument. Cold and distant. I have to be like that sometimes and I wait to get back into my own skin. But if it inspires you – I am not here to judge – just read the lines that you sculpt out of the ice cold logic.

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      1. Noble and kind, you aren’t the pscyhokiller, think you need rebranding, but it’s ok your secret is safe with me, I keep secrets well and all things done in secret with secret thoughts and whispers. I had to sleep with shame and let her tell me what she meant and I awoke with the thought, she is conscience when man start to lose sight of what is right.

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  2. I’ve seen shame change people. Vacant or vacuous I think the correct term is.

    Would apologize for my writing but I trust you know this isn’t my first language.

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    1. Statistically speaking it is most likely that Finnish is your first language, however it is very likely that you will have studied English at school since your pre-teen years therefore you have little excuse.
      Are you saying that you have observed that shame makes a person seem to be more empty of emotion?

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      1. The finnish language feels so primitive compared to english. And yes, either that or they’ve learned to hide their emotions well. Really well.

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