Unravelling

You are

       unravelling

row after row,
stitch by stitch;
the patterns of the past:
undecipherable code
written on your body,
piercing your skin,
tattooed on your soul

       vanishing

slowly fading away
obliterated by pain and torment
washed away by tears
burnt in the fire of the end of days
until suddenly,
catching you unprepared,
the time of choice approaches

       weaving

the wisdoms gained and
experiences survived,
entwining them into a new pattern
to create symbols of your rebirth
that produce immaculate order
from the chaos of your history
emerging for your resurrection

       - OR -

       loosing

yourself completely, utterly,
the pieces flying into the ether,
joining the stars and comets,
flickering briefly and weakly,
until there’s nothing left
and you become your past
with no future beckoning

       floating

in limbo until the end of time.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

Unravelling

Sybille Sterk

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Poem about personal crisis -
see illustration here


MCN: CKRTK-MJRAA-TN9X1

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