Shut out!

1 min readJun 30, 2019


Snatched the pillow of silence

and clutching it tightly,

cloaked my head in its peace;

I sink, knowing not

where I want to go nor

where I want to be.

Searching for answers

to questions unformed,

riddles that life presents,

dreaming of a life beyond existence.

Is love the answer?

Ask me yesterday,

I am as ignorant as the fool

in the crystal mirror –

blindly reflecting nothing,

neither seeking answers

nor questions…

Quench my thirst oh life!

Rescue me from this dreaded

Purgatory so that I may live again;

if I had indeed lived before…


Donato R. Vytiaco

08 June 1998 @ 12:36am