Escape / by Jon Matteson



Clouding my realities

in a sea of pleasing toxins

I drift into the nonsense,

safe from pain and truth.


I float further away

from what makes me human,

and sink into an ocean

of despair.


I search for more treats,

trinkets and toys for my brain,

sending me back into

the sky and far from earth.


But gravity continues to pull me down

until one day the tether breaks

And I skyrocket into infinity

and death.


© Jonathan Matteson 2016