Open Mic Poetry Performance – Hosted by Stage Nights

It arrives uninvited. Quietly seeping in like toxic gas, suffocating
and poisoning any thought etched with love, leeching its
happiness. It unpacks anxieties,
dressing me in layers of loathing; scraping insecurities
to let it rage on my being. It gently coaxes my mind
painting every thought a shade darker letting it heavy
myself to detachment. It purrs and studies my intricacies
getting comfortable; morphing reality into a self made purgatory. Slacking and barely coping with the pace of
reality, it tears fibers to root itself allowing it to grow with every beat
leaving no energy to breathe. Emptiness
Loneliness Detachment Stillness
are all back, heaving my eyelids leaving a trail of labels
down to my chin. Until my hollow structures implode into dark
matter leaving me one with the abyss. The next one is on fear, which I think everyone can relate to. Fear,
you make my body quake leave cracks in my esteem
and invite doubts to harbor and fester as you
send a shiver down my spine to drown my fire. Fear,
you soak up all the syllables. that I was to mutter
so I stumble and stand there mute
with my stomach heavy with nausea. Fear,
I take guilt bites as I am lost in panicky howls. while you lay out procrastination unevenly
and drink from the reservoir of my energy. Fear,
you trick my potential wipe out my credential
leave nothing but raspy and rough remnants for me
to draw from. Fear,
you rule the beats of my heart pulling me out at the first hello. you grip me,
whisper obscurely whilst darkness grasps my sense
and wraps my dreams with dark matter. Fear,
with you my my soul remains parched like the desert,
and my brain wrecked with nervosity as the sensation spreads across my body. But Fear,
I want to be one step ahead of you this time. I don’t want my fate to collapse
beneath your decisions. Fear,
I want to spell courage louder than your stifling whispers
as I embrace opportunities regardless of how daunting and risky you paint
it to be.

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