The Black Dog

Poem by J.M.Johnson

Nov 25, 2021
Photo by Manuel Fedele on Unsplash

They say it’s a black dog
Following you throughout the day
A shadow
Snapping at your heels
Threatening to tear you apart

For me it’s a blank page
A white canvas
An empty room
A space that no words can fill

Over time this page gets crumpled
Torn to shreds
Until there is no way
To start again

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