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Waiting for you

So familiar, the heavy exhale.
I nervously swallow the last of my thickened saliva.
My eyes lose their focus as the cloud recedes into shadow.
Colour has surrendered, only shades remain.
There is no going back.

My body starts to swell and buzz,
as if I had sherbet in my blood.
I can hear my pulse throbbing in my ears.
Arrival imminent – three, two, one,
zero (my only companion).

Breath now shallow.
Minutes now hours.
Drifting further into oblivion like fog over an endless sea.
I feel EVERYTHING… or maybe nothing.
Continually mocked by reality.

Not such a bad place to be while I wait.
Wait for the only thing I truly want.

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I am a Melbourne based artist.
I communicate through a mix of traditional and digital media.

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Comments

  • charliebunt
    charliebuntover 5 years ago

    very interesting, a bit like woody allen without the laughter

  • thanks Charlie -glad you took the time to read it.

    – Steve Leadbeater

  • Melissa Goza
    Melissa Gozaabout 5 years ago

    I love this, too!

  • Thanks Melissa.

    – Steve Leadbeater

  • frenchblue
    frenchblueabout 5 years ago

    beautiful! what can i say!

  • Thanks for your feedback Connie

    – Steve Leadbeater

  • Katie Young
    Katie Youngalmost 4 years ago

    i like this one too :P

  • It’s about experimenting with drugs while waiting for a girlfriend in my life.

    – Steve Leadbeater

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