The Swell

Sullen in its greyness
Swirling in brooding churlishness
It smacks against me
Probing for a weakness
To unhinge me
A turgid bully, it plays
With malicious teasing
Throwing its weight
To unbalance
And confuse me
Dull, heavy laden
Loutish, it eddies
And pushes against me
This bullying grief
That flows around me
Give me grief’s heat
Its furnace hot
With scalding tears
Grant me the pain
Of searing heart
Save me from this tedium
The sluggish swell and
Gloomy ponderousness
Of grief, exhausted by its


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