Addressing Blackness

Addressing Blackness

A Poem by Alfred Kukitz



Addressing Blackness

It shades into a gray stillness
Goes black after a millennium of silent prayers
I stare at its Blackness
Wondering "Hey You"
What holds you to the lack of light?
Where do you go when I'm not present
How do you manage that stillness over aeons of time
Shake hands with me, let me feel the skin you inhale
See if slime comes out for a ride
Go left, go right,
If orders were that simple
I'd suck you into the vortex
A passport to oblivion
The speed of light traveling alongside.

© 2017 Alfred Kukitz

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Thanks Coyote!

Most times darkness visits are short. The beauty of the moment tends to crush it.


Posted 1 Year Ago

Thanks Lydia,

Depression's history started in childhood; exploded after Vietnam.


Posted 1 Year Ago

Easy to find darkness, very hard to find the light. Life teaches us. We can overcome the hard days. I believe. Sometime a new day. Maybe the darkness will fade to gray. Thank you Alfred for sharing your amazing poetry and thoughts.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Writing about depression perhaps? Depression is all shades of gray and black. Unfortunately it never bursts into a rainbow of color. It lingers....hiding in the shadows....and rears its head at the most inopportune moments. Indeed, "a passport to oblivion." Your write with honest emotion, Al. Well done. Lydi**

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on November 8, 2017
Last Updated on November 8, 2017
Tags: Blackness, light, lack, slime


Alfred Kukitz
Alfred Kukitz

Green Lane, PA

Yes, I'm still here. Just jazzing up my about me story. Sorry I don't die at the end. more..


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