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Puppy Jitters



There’s a jitter that won’t quit.

I’m shaking and quaking.

Will I ask him? Will I?

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This threadbare heart

Jumped to a start when you called me.

The worn out threads

The remaining shreds

Locked back into place.

It only takes a blink

And its fabric is renewed.

But it It only takes a wink

To unravel.

Hold those needles carefully

They are attached to the root of me.

(c) Slumpless


Count To Down

I’m counting down to the next black day

To the next time I can’t cope

When functioning normally

Is a distant hope.

My outline is always framed in fear

Bleeding slowly inwards

Swallowing my colour up.

It is hard to live in the now

When there is always darkness on the horizon.

Does it get better ?

Not always.

(c) Slumpless