Deep Breath


Filled with


Don’t hide the pain

Life, unbearable

For just a few minutes

Smiles and laughter with strangers

Alcohol takes away the stress

Then the car pulls into the driveway

Turn off the headlights, plunge into darkness

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben



4 responses to “Deep Breath

  1. Hi Annette, this is a little different for you. The words are tinged with sadness.

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  2. What starts like a joyful time, leads into desperation. What a dramatic change in the last three lines.

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