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The Door and The Darkness

The Door and The Darkness

written by: Luiz Syphre



There is a black door
between us

the door laughs at me
and it cries at you
but it can never open

it’s fixed, forever locked
at the will of a one year old

a manifestation of everything
I ever did wrong
a new hope and salvation
away from my miseries

I know you’re there
my heart is a compass
that will forever point to you
my true north

even as your memories
drag me south

I don’t need eyes to see you
or ears to hear you

we connect to each other
in a spiritual realm
where I can hold you once more

there, I embrace you like I never left
you grace me with your sugar kisses

it’s fifteen years ago
in our first apartment
every night

there I die
with our kids
every night

like a fairy tale in reverse
without an end
I know we both do this
we were meant to hurt like this

It’s why we met, to hurt
the messenger told us both

we are half of each other
and fixed in a circle
walking the same ground
going over the same steps

we both try
but cannot move forward
we can’t escape the past

the door won’t open
It laughs and it cries

but the child
innocently holds the darkness

every time your sorrows
escape your beauty
it stains my pillow

distance is an illusion
imaginary conclusion
baby, we are not in a delusion
this is really happening

the both of us
with our kids
every night perish

I’m pushing up
your daisies again


Luiz Syphre

Luiz Syphre

I immigrated to the states from Mexico at age 12 and I quickly fell in love with poetry after my grandfather read some of his poems to me. However, at 18, I had a young family and that left very little time for this endevour as I started working to support us. I returned to adult school to finish my diploma. At that time I developed a severe depression that I still struggle with to this day, but I found it to be a great source of inspiration as well. Today I live in Los Angeles and I'm divorced. I have two children I see whenever possible and two adult kids. Both my Grandfather and his brother are award winning poets and journalists, with one, (Bartolome Delgado DeLeon) having a street, library and a prestigious national poet award in his honor.

Most of my pieces come from personal experience and true to me. Sometimes my material is raw, other times murdeous, and yet other times romantic, but always me, 100% authentic guaranteed.
Luiz Syphre

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