My existence is woven with doubt,
surrounded by my fears.
Stark shards of pain
thread through my head,
No thoughts edge through
the manic clatter
of jumbled sound.
Today no cascade of creativity.
I am alone.
I am tired.
Today there is darkness.
Tell people about me when I am gone.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
This is a poem inspired by Roquairol – Erich Heckel (Germany) 1917.
This woodcut image became a seminal artwork, inspiring David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ album cover. It can be seen in the Metropolitan Museum Collection in New York.
Henry is a writer of all types of fiction based in Somerset in the UK. He has a PhD in creative writing from the University of Birmingham and runs a writing support group for people with mental health issues. His work has been in entropy, 50WordStories, Bloodaxe, The Ekphrastic Review, thedrabble and FridayFlashFiction among other places.