Leading Up to the New Book – 30 Poems in 30 Days – Skepticism

I’m gearing up for the next release in my series of poetry by doing another 30 in 30. If you haven’t, check out the first installment, The Voices In My Head, on Amazon. The next installment will be out on October 26th, my birthday!


Believing is tricky
It isn’t something you can think yourself
Into doing
No matter how much you believe
Or think
You can

It’s elusive
Slippery like an eel
Wet as the cold dew
On a lonely leaf bobbing
In the breeze

But for some
Oh yes, for those lucky some
It’s like a viper
With its fangs
Deep in their necks

Slowly seeping its venom
Into every inch
Every weak solitary inch
Of their rotting

So they walk along
Shambling around
Grotesque and decaying
Dying without knowing
Falling without feeling

All because they believe
They choose the viper
Thirst for the poison
Addicts of the bliss
Found only in their lies

I sit here
Bathing in the pale
Grey sunlight
Looking down on them
From my tower of bone