Poem: The Mirror Hides Behind Memories of Grief

By: Adam Levon Brown

grief

Dumbbells of anger
assault my unfed stomach
while I strive for another
repetition in pages of tears.

I rip them clear from books
of love and paint myself
a picture of guilt, hidden
safely behind the bed covers.

Mountains of fear betray
my heart, while mimicking
perfection in tangible denial.

Photocopy highlights serenade
my senses as I attempt to piece
together the nascent wall
that was once my life.

As I sit in the arms of finality,
I yearn to grasp something
besides anger in this gym
which I’ve dubbed Hades.

 

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