Poetry Blog by Hallielle Rose Dawson

Morning Medicine

Here am I 
Hammering coffee
Smashing mugs
It's great to be alive.

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You say I don’t need it -

Clearly, you don’t know me.

I need it like I need sleep,

I need it like I need peace

And clarity.

I wish there was a better way

To find relief

From these thoughts,

Demons, chasing me;

I wish I were free.

But you don’t understand

What I do

Is saving me -


Not killing me -


       I’ll only die if I succumb

To your defini...

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We All Fall Down

It's more than just matches
Orange glows and smoke

The cold air reminds me that I am alive
And I need that sometimes

Even if it kills me.

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Light, shadows and reflections

Light, shadows and reflections

The light of my life
(That's you)
(That's me)
(That's us)

You say you can see it
(I already know)
But I nod in agreement

This is permanent.

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