The darkness Dreams by timbuckley

The darkness dreams 
Bluebottles on the window 
A red rimmed eyelid peeks
Through gold half-moon glass
Long fingers rummage
Picking my bodies pocket
unconscious yet conscious 
I drift , the light hangs bright
a man with gown cap growls
And I am gone on ether cloud
I wake where I always wake
Curled, a hamster on the floor
The familiar smell of stale urine
And tones of bleach and lemon
 In the boiler room bowels 
I search the pain in my side
But before I do, I retch
My  empty stomach spins
 White long mucous strands.
Through watered unfocused 
Eyes I catch the surprise 
Of stitch marks on my side
Black gut tied neat, dots of
Congealed blood, I breath 
Heavy, heart pumps faster
Than I ever remember .
In the crack glass mirror
I see my self mutter
What the fuck!
In my salvation army 
Gifted coat I find 
A zip bag with 21
Red and grey capsules
A note reads your debt
Is cleared, take one 3 times
A day for a week
To help with your stitches …
Watering flowers in a toilet
A story caught my eye
Billionaire son receives
Life giving operation
With a rare blood type
Finding a kidney was
Never easy and as his life
Was slipping away
An anonymous donor
Gifted him a kidney match.
I remember selling my blood
For food them telling me
I was a rare breed
It was all making sense
I went to a phone booth
Found the number of his
Corporate headquarters
Dialled , a lady answered
But I never spoke
Just hung up
Not only did they take
My kidney but my
Heart was gone
Not enough of it left
To dig out the truth.


  • MtnRainbows
    MtnRainbowsover 3 years ago

    Perfect art to go with this heart wrenching poem.

  • thank you

    – timbuckley

  • Sorina Williams
    Sorina Williamsover 3 years ago

    just popped in to say hello :)

  • hello sorry for got to credit you for the picture just did it fast before heading for work

    – timbuckley

  • Catherine Berger
    Catherine Bergerover 3 years ago

    Great pairing of image and words Tim :-)

  • thank you for your much appreciated support

    – timbuckley

  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyover 3 years ago

    The painting is by very talented Sorina Williams

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 3 years ago

    POWERFUL piece and collaboration!!!

  • evon ski
    evon skiover 3 years ago

    Way to go!! You both nailed it, words and image are BOTH terrific, but together form an even greater entity with a greater impact.
    Seriously well done!!

    LESLEY Bover 3 years ago

    Oh wow a stunning write, I’m looking at your portfolio, but it will take some time to go through it all, so far I want to favourite them all, Fabulous work … xox Lesley xox …

  • thank you very much try strange affair and anorexia patient

    – timbuckley

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