No Escape

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A woman can't escape this feeling...

Submitted: August 14, 2018

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“No Escape”

 

She could feel

depression

creeping back

into her life

a mental

cloud cover

that dampened

her thoughts

not blocking

them

just taking the

edge

off any of

her sharper

ones

and removing

any shine

the others

might have

had,

her twenty

minute

power naps

started to stretch

into hours

her segmented

regiment

of TV time

drifted together

the unending

hum

of an outdated

cable box

that is now

constantly on,

she pulls open

the refrigerator

door

knowing she

should eat

something

but unable to

spark any interest

in anything

she sees

she closes the

door

already

giving up on

today

she sits in

her chair

making a list

of things

she’ll get done

tomorrow

giving her the

only positive

feeling

she’ll be able

to pull out

of the whole

day

only to find

nothing crossed

off

the next time

she finds the

energy

to make another

list,

she has to

really work

at making herself

get into the

shower

sliding out of

yesterday’s clothes

hoping to emerge

with a little

more hope

and some kind

of desire,

she lets the

coarse

stream of water

hit her

right in the

face

turning the

handle

from Hot to

Cold

and leaving it

there

till her body

feels like it’s

going to break

her skin

tightening

against the

icy cold

till she can’t

take it

anymore

then slowly

letting

the warmth

mix back in

to the water

her body now

embracing the heat

as it works

it’s way into

her cold skin,

she comes out

of the bathroom

feeling cleaner

her wet hair

dripping on to

her blouse

soaking through

to her left

shoulder

she sits back

down

in her chair

as that dark

mood

starts to

stick

to her

once again

covering her

whole body

before the

wet

fabric

of her blouse

has time to

dry…

 

Tom Allen…08-04-2018…


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