Achromatic Existence

Achromatic Existence

Your blackness
sullies my clear mind
My whiteness dilutes
your darkness
to a neutral grey
Clinging to
a colorless world
that has become
the oxygen
we breathe
into this dysfunctional
codependency
An anemic sadness
void of pigment
Trust severed
like an amputated
albinistic limb
Limping through an
achromatic existence

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Reena's Exploration Challenge #147 - Colorless World

Trust - Word of the Day

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  23 comments for “Achromatic Existence

  1. August 10, 2020 at 10:08 am

    “Limping through an achromatic existence”!
    Wow! So well said, Christine!❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      August 10, 2020 at 10:13 am

      You were my muse this morning Punam. I just followed your lead with a colorless world. Except yours was more romantic than my angst-filled poem 😦

      • August 10, 2020 at 10:17 am

        Aww! Thank you for saying that. It is so wonderful, isn’t it, how we inspire and get inspired from each other. There are usually two side to any story. Both of us have given our readers that. I loved your take. 🥰

      • Christine Bolton
        August 10, 2020 at 10:31 am

        Yes it’s so true. After reading your poem my words poured out like a fountain 🥰

      • August 10, 2020 at 10:31 am

        ❤️❤️

  2. August 10, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Wonderfully written Christine. Such vivid imagery!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 10, 2020 at 1:53 pm

      Thank you Maggie 🥰

      • August 10, 2020 at 6:32 pm

        Well deserved praise.

      • Christine Bolton
        August 11, 2020 at 8:05 am

        ☺️

  3. August 10, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Beautifully expressed with vivid imagery!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 10, 2020 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks so much Lucy 🥰

  4. August 10, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    This is an eye opener! Nice job Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 10, 2020 at 1:53 pm

      Thank you Darnell! ☺️

  5. August 11, 2020 at 7:59 am

    ‘Dysfunctional codependency’ evokes so much more….

    • Christine Bolton
      August 11, 2020 at 5:18 pm

      Thank you Reena. I loved the prompt 🥰

  6. August 11, 2020 at 8:15 am

    Wow, Beautifully poignant

    • Christine Bolton
      August 11, 2020 at 5:17 pm

      Thank you so much my dear Jude. You are so sweet 🥰

  7. August 13, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    This one leaves me with a gut punch. Well done, Christine. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      August 13, 2020 at 9:50 pm

      Well hi Susi ☺️ I hope you’re well. Thanks so much for stopping by.

      • August 13, 2020 at 9:52 pm

        Hi! I am now but this piece took me to a place I’ve felt before. It was a pleasure to read this piece specifically because it was so evocative. 🙂

      • Christine Bolton
        August 13, 2020 at 9:56 pm

        Thank you. A lovely compliment ☺️ It’s a recognizable character isn’t it?

      • August 13, 2020 at 10:09 pm

        You’re welcome, Christine! Yes, indeed. 🙂

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