nothing at all

little drops of poison,
held in check
by a rigid position

a knife glinting sharp
stopped next to my jugular
with just a thought

       of nothing at all

in everyday humdrum
this is working
but what about dreams

when the toxins
seep through the cracks
the blade doesn’t stop
but goes straight for the heart
when all that saves me
is letting go and holding on

swallowing morning tears
burning as they run down
the back of my throat

honing my skill
that special talent
of thinking

       of nothing at all

free floating
in a cloud of
everyday monotony

there is

no poison
no knife
no life


© Sybille Sterk
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I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • Paul Hickson
    Paul Hicksonover 2 years ago

    this is really great!!! I truly wish I could write as well as you! :)

  • Thank you Paul. I wished that for a long time too. I never thought I could… and then I came to RB and realised that maybe I can after all. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Jack McCabe
    Jack McCabeover 2 years ago

    egads… I think you need to come down south and get some sunlight! :)

  • Thank you Jack. Some sunshine would be fab. It’s snowing at the moment!

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Cynthia Lund Torroll
    Cynthia Lund T...over 2 years ago

    Oh sweet SS ~ I hope the grey shifts and you feel that part of you deep inside that remains unchanged by the surface movement. Sending peace – and wow it’s quite a write…xx

  • Thank you so Cynthia. :-) xoxox

    – Sybille Sterk

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 2 years ago

    yikes, you sound like I feel too often. not good. excellent write….in fact I suddenly phased out for a moment into the nothing where anything might happen. but only nothing does. get out of my head…this is too weird. love you girlie. ???????

  • LOL peas in a pod. Love you too. xoxoxoxoxoxo ??????????????

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Martin Dingli
    Martin Dingliover 2 years ago

    Great piece

  • Many thanks Martin. Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • S .
    S .over 2 years ago

    must be… lol
    great work sybille

  • Many thanks Shoaib. Must be what?

    – Sybille Sterk

  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 2 years ago

  • Many thanks Jacqui. Much appreciated. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 2 years ago

    you have so captured that mood….fantastic write:)

  • Many thanks Robin. Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Jenifer DeBellis
    Jenifer DeBellisover 2 years ago

    Click on the banner to go straight to the permanent feature gallery.

    Anna, Sybille and Jenifer xox

  • Many thanks Jen. Much appreciated. :-) xoxoxo ?

    – Sybille Sterk

  • su2anne
    su2anneover 2 years ago

    and there is sun here… always somewhere…
    heart-felt Sybille. Be well
    x suzanne:))

  • Many thanks su2anne. Much appreciated. :-) Sometimes it’s hart to see the sun… xo

    – Sybille Sterk

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