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In this, the thirty-seventh year
of my depression

I’ve found comfort:

The stale scent of smoke,

leaves turning
then falling,

cold pelts grey rain
against my face.

(I am alive).

By Sue Zalokar


Written by lickmypoetry

April 5, 2010 at 11:25 am

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  1. I rather enjoyed your reading of your poem…thanks for sharing it.


    April 5, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    • I agree, this is one of those best read out loud.

      It’s funny, I’ve never read this poem out loud before, so I wasn’t sure how I wanted to to do it. WPress is fickle and as i am learning some of her peculiarities, I am thinking there is no way to adjust text SIZE. (other than caps).

      In the original version of this poem, the words ‘I am alive.’ are a size or two smaller than the rest of the text. I spent way too long trying to get that effect here. Finally, I gave up, italicized it and chose to whisper it in the reading.

      I like the way it came off too. Thanks as always for your comments Charlie.


      April 6, 2010 at 8:19 am

  2. Hi sue very intresting not much for poetry I was looking for your story on nudity but not having much luck but will keep looking.. love to you and ed.. christie

    christie siewell

    April 5, 2010 at 3:19 pm

  3. I love this. The crisp images. The turn of using what is usually seen as “depressing” imagry against depression. Just great!


    Noah West

    April 6, 2010 at 6:32 am

    • Thanks Noah. Isn’t this fun? I’m even feeling a little less depressed after posting. : ) Now its your turn!


      April 6, 2010 at 8:13 am

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