At The Bottom Of Me

Just a longing,
And the ever-present emptiness,
Of me missing you…

And one last chance,
For completeness…

And finality.

Just a surety of forever
With you,

For which
I await.

But tonight,
Here I sit.

Neither clarity,
Nor comfort,
Are present.

Just another repeat,
Of a recycled resistance
That I half-heartedly

To an unwilling reality.

The writing,
Would release
The demons of disappointment.

But not tonight.

All I envision,

All I sense,

Is your fingertip tracing
A path of redemption,
And satisfaction,
Across my bare chest.

My strength,
And perseverance
Would kick in,

But not

In this moment,
I succumb,

To memories,
And missed opportunities,
To serve,

And complete,


So here I sit.

Here I think.

Here I bleed,

That I failed,





All that’s left,

Is me,

Staring at this screen,
Blinking cursor,

And empty glass.

At the bottom
Of my drink…

At the bottom

Of me.




© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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12 thoughts on “At The Bottom Of Me

  1. I feel this…. I’m sorry if this is a true emotion. Great poem though…

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    1. Thanks for the comment. Really appreciate the thoughts!

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  2. Bill, I have run out of ‘socks’…you keep knocking them off with your breathtaking words! Ha!Ha! 🙂

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    1. Myth…you know that you make me smile…don’t you? So much appreciate your comments!


  3. No seriously! You should see the pile of socks on my floor in which my cat now calls a luxury bed!! And I am a clean freak. Ha! Ha! again. 🙂 I do believe that their are indeed a lot of ladies with the same identical pile, minus ‘MY’ cat! Thank you Bill.

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    1. You…and your cat… are killing me! 😃😽


  4. >”There” Confound it! 🙂

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  5. Keep up the good work there fellow writer!

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  6. Bill, your writing has become so enticing that NOW, I am down to the missing sock pile…one sock on, one sock off! Picture that if you will!? 🙂 Ha!

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    1. The pleasure is all mine!! Thanks for your thoughts!!! 😃


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