Inhaling Fumes

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I can’t stand it

Like toxic fumes

From a running car

Breathing in

Your alcohol heavy breath

Is almost enough to

Get me drunk too

But I won’t drink anymore

A stupid voice inside

Tells me then you

Might stop too

But that was just

Another broken dream

For you never did stop

And those fumes

Were a big part of why

I walked out the door


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – fumes

Dreams To Ashes

Dreams twist realities
Anticipations take flight
Then in one bleak moment
A crushing fist of truth
Slams into my heart
The words of denial
Kill all confidence in me
Wishes are slaughtered
With the actions of certainty
I am left empty
Fantasies now burned ashes
Only nightmarish facts glare
I am not good enough
I am worthless
Unwanted
Alone