Night's Imbibe

Samuel Koome 1998 (Nairobi)

My steps are guided in blurs
Too mired to strict any straightness
Against the night
A shadow's on approach
An eerie familiarity draws me
What do I hear?

A shadow's on approach
The tension draws while you near
What do I seek upon my stumble
I'm still pulling myself out the rubble
You pull toward to close the gate
And I'm still laid out open
I greet the soul draped in shadows
A voice confused as mine
Wasn't what I expected
I'm guilty of still thinking
A rod, searching through the pond
What am I fishing through this shallow scape
Bitter waters, to fuel an ephemeral escape
But I'm still wandering through the pond

For a moment, I thought it was you I'd found
Though I'm questioning by the seek
If it was you, then I'd already drowned
Another empty pound for the boat
Another round to mound my bill
There's a deftness to deafen against all reason
I'll excuse it by another round

Circling on the pond
The moon reflects on the surface of glass
I'll wager another sip, to hide away
For I can't visit mine
And the slumber I evade
There's no peace to meet
Not with dreams unheard

Chemistry's sizzling
On what feels, a fraying thread
No home in my head
A lone warring in my bed
Are you so easy to relent to
Think I'll just take to this drink instead.

About this poem

largely abstract, inspired by drunken musings & yearning. I believe it's my 1st post on here so or opinions and questions are welcome.

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Written on April 25, 2022

Submitted by Banks_Cassablancas on September 16, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

1:17 min read

Quick analysis:

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,250
Words 241
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 6, 14, 7, 7, 6

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