The Pool Of Darkness, a poem written by H.M. Gautsch at

The Pool Of Darkness

The Pool Of Darkness

written by: H.M. Gautsch



I hate feeling trapped in the moment
of nothingness and stillness,
even though I’m so close to the edge
of all sorts of possibilities

the adrenaline races
my veins pump the energy
my whole fucking body shaking,
searching for a distraction
to taste… to feel… to hold…
so I can ground this high
yet, I despise the attention

But an attempt as I bleed
these words cutting like a sword
to keep afloat
from this pool of darkness

I’m drowning in my thoughts
I tread these wicked waters
before I sink myself in the deep end
for I’ve exhausted any other efforts
of this current mindset
curiosity wanders through the waves
testing of one’s aching breath

H.M. Gautsch

H.M. Gautsch

H.M. "Marie" Gautsch (1986-Present) was born in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. She grew up in Wisconsin her whole life and still resides in Madison, Wisconsin.

Marie committed ten and a half years with the United States Armed Forces serving in the Wisconsin Army National Guard and the Army Reserves with one full tour supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom where she was based in Taji, Iraq in 2006-2007.

She has an Associate's degree in Culinary Management and is in progress of working towards her second college degree in Visual Communications. Some of her hobbies include painting, photography, writing fan fictions, and producing music scores and instrumentals. Some of her interests include philosophy, psychology, traveling, ancient history, Greek Mythology, and Native American history.
H.M. Gautsch

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