The Black Wolf

The Black Wolf

A Poem by gram linski

The green eyed beast,
the black wolf,
is f*****g my brain
in delirium
it's found a niche
to live and grow,
a dark unopened room
deep inside,
running riot in the halls
snarling,
stamping out flowered beauty
leaving only the acrid taste
of piss, and rust
decay and disease

The green eyed beast
the black wolf
minion of me
I feed it daily
I lactate my heart's blood
into its ferocious maw
I nurture its paranoia
and feed the greed
sensing its lupine tendrils
touching every thought
breaking through my broken teeth
and leaving me lost,
in a mist of pure
purest green
outside the black wolf
inside,

© 2019 gram linski


My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Featured Review

I've heard people call it the black dog, but the wolf does seem a bit more apt when the darkness of the mind is all-consuming. I like the way you contrast the two colors (green and black) and keep coming back to them over and over. When depression is a presence it is the primary presence and I know in my deepest moments I've spent more time than I'd care to admit thinking only of feeling. It's not a place I look forward to, but, funnily, it is easy to forget when times are smoother.

Like child-birth I suppose. They say if women remembered the pain they would be less likely to opt to have a child again. It's true (for me anyway). And, I suppose there are things I have done that have made my mental illness worse over the years, but in the thick of it--the black wolf is normally camped out in his cave resting up. Maybe this is just my own tangent.

I don't know. I thought this was haunting and poignant. Excellent evocation of the darkness that can also be alluring at times.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

gram linski

3 Weeks Ago

Hey Ellis, thanks so much for the review, I have spent my fair share of time immersed in darkness a.. read more



Reviews

I've heard people call it the black dog, but the wolf does seem a bit more apt when the darkness of the mind is all-consuming. I like the way you contrast the two colors (green and black) and keep coming back to them over and over. When depression is a presence it is the primary presence and I know in my deepest moments I've spent more time than I'd care to admit thinking only of feeling. It's not a place I look forward to, but, funnily, it is easy to forget when times are smoother.

Like child-birth I suppose. They say if women remembered the pain they would be less likely to opt to have a child again. It's true (for me anyway). And, I suppose there are things I have done that have made my mental illness worse over the years, but in the thick of it--the black wolf is normally camped out in his cave resting up. Maybe this is just my own tangent.

I don't know. I thought this was haunting and poignant. Excellent evocation of the darkness that can also be alluring at times.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

gram linski

3 Weeks Ago

Hey Ellis, thanks so much for the review, I have spent my fair share of time immersed in darkness a.. read more
Deliciously dark and forbidding.

Posted 1 Month Ago


gram linski

1 Month Ago

Much like chocolate and life, lol glad you liked it , thanks for the read,
Lea Sheryn

1 Month Ago

Exactly! You're so very welcome.
Ugh, what goes on in the mind can be terrifying. Reads like paranoia, and I know people who have suffered from that and their lives can be hell. Good reading.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


gram linski

1 Month Ago

Not quite paranoia, but definitely a strange kind of something crawling roon ma brain, cheers, Chris
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Them crawlies ain't good.
Ah if your black wolf met my black dogs..........................................................You capture such deeply distressing, dispairing guilt and feeings of being tormented by thoughts inside, a brand of anger and resentment waiting to be released against self or others. A black wolf can indeed wreck such destruction.

Posted 1 Month Ago


gram linski

1 Month Ago

In a virgin, Doh,
John Alexander McFadyen

1 Month Ago

Oobvious when you put your mind to it!
Not many of them in Scotland fella!
gram linski

1 Month Ago

my mind is from outer space, dude, plenty of grey matter in the dark matter, just waiting to be foun.. read more
paranoia can just destroy us...makes our brains decay, makes our spirit decay, makes our self-esteem decay..
chews us up...feeds within our minds...killing our insides...the broken prey.
really like the dark images here...."its" is possessive, no apostrophe...
good write.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


gram linski

1 Month Ago

Thanks for the grammatics, lol,glad you liked it, j.

Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

91 Views
5 Reviews
Rating
Added on July 13, 2019
Last Updated on July 14, 2019