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I Hate the Light Sometimes


By Steve B HowardPublished 3 years ago 1 min read
I Hate the Light Sometimes
Photo by Hédi Benyounes on Unsplash

My anger and resentment doesn’t

boil because of the crushing dark.

It’s expected and does its

job like a doomed soldier

crossing enemy lines.

I take comfort in its blunt honesty,

that bruising “this is it” smugness.

No, it’s the dancing happy,

jumpy sparkly optimism that

drags me into the stratosphere

only to tell me as the strings are

cut and “there is no reserve chute sucker.”

that really does me in.

I think without the rocket ride of

the highs it would be easier to

dig down deep into the soft earth

smells of the darkness and fetal myself

into the comforting dark refrigerator’s hum.

sad poetry

About the Creator

Steve B Howard

Steve Howard's self-published collection of short stories Satori in the Slip Stream, Something Gaijin This Way Comes, and others were released in 2018. His poetry collection Diet of a Piss Poor Poet was released in 2019.

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