Sentimental Decay

Fate is the taste of dirt,
and rocks will grind their way in,
to replace the scarlet diamond killers
crawling under your skin.
You are a castle, abandoned,
to the worms held within,
but will rot like an apple
in a coffin compost bin.
Cigarettes in the tin
on the dresser begin
to replace all the
lungfulls of stale oxygen.
The sky is toxic by now
so I can’t help but cringe,
drop my chin,
and hold tight to my bottled chagrin.
Mercy is a joke of worth;
self hate will fester, then win,
it’s pretty simple to crack
your own shell; it’s so thin.
Like a sky scraper skeleton
I sway in the wind:
the night air has a grip,
the full moon has a grin.
You can choose to avoid
thoughts that prick like a pin,
like self preservation,
and how unattainable
it really is.
but they always catch up
and kill you slow from within.
I think I’m going to let them in.
I’ve already let them in.


  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 2 years ago

    Congratulations! Good work Nathan

  • thank you so much for all the features in vavoom. love this group so much for the consistent support

    – Nathan Emery

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 2 years ago

    Congrats on your Vavoom feature!

  • thank you so much! thank you for your comments tori :)

    – Nathan Emery

  • Jacqueline Eden
    Jacqueline Edenalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful Nathan :)

  • thank you so very much

    – Nathan Emery

  • petitoiseau
    petitoiseaualmost 2 years ago

    fuck……such a powerful and extraordinary piece of writing, really feel this. Great poetry Nathan

  • thank you so much!! a lot of these are actually song lyrics i’ve written. if you’re interested you can search “nate emery” on youtube to find some! thanks again

    – Nathan Emery

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