Marshlands in my Mind (poem)

depressive thoughts
swamp the dank mire
of my mind
I struggle to escape
but, like quicksand
I just sink faster
as they multiply
and expand
hauling dry land
into the bog
I fear constancy
with no respite
from the dragging
sinking feeling 
gloomy reflections of
grey-green sludge
colour and dull the light 
no glimmer of hope
no release from
the marshlands in my mind

copyright © 2018 Karen Horsley

via Haul — Prompts – The Daily Post


2 comments on “Marshlands in my Mind (poem)”
  1. indishe says:

    The words speak aloud the pain and trauma so vividly and emotionally

    Liked by 1 person

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