~WATER~


by Alexis Holt

water

so cold

its unfeeling

runs over my emotionless body

dripping over my eyelids

seeping through my hair

meandering down my back and

running over my legs

reaches its end on the crystal floor

which is polluted with the remnents of my skin

i have been peeled and twisted

by this water

pounding on my sore, aching shoulders

and over my bare back

slowly

it strips away all i have

all of me

rushing

pouring

through skin

muscle

tendons and sinew

dividing bone and marrow

dividing me

from myself.

i don't understand this force,

all i know is i feel strange.

the blood hits the floor

drip by sacred drip,

as i watch my body fall apart before myself.

i wonder how is it possible

that i watch myself be destroyed?

just as i finish my thought,

the water swirls into my skull

and my body follows my blood

to the floor

and is reunited

into one bloody

ugly

disheveled mass.

i wake up

and tears stream down my face

as i think

how can i watch myself be destroyed?

i sleep again.


Alexis Holt is a 19 year old university student in North Carolina. She writes poetry as a hobby and way of expression. If you want to read more of her poems and perhaps learn something about her, leave a note in my guest book, and I will forward it to her. Thank you.


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