elusive retreat

by Elouise

gray overwhelms

dreary drab

shades of life

without color

body aches

tears pile up

unable to retreat

one more day

one more year

lost forever

bar clanks shut

on doors creaking

weighted down

heavy chapters

in a book

never written

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© Elouise Renich Fraser, 26 December 2016
Response to WordPress Daily Prompt: Retreat