Life draws to a generous halt
In the effortless crash
That cradles
And drowns all the mad

All the sorrow
That preys in the silence
Is doomed to the waves
A refrain that kills, and cures

Trudging ashore
I am granted new life
The untiring
Vigor of youth

Forever embraced on land
By the furious thrash
Of a pause
In the ireful waves



William Wright

The Slums of Nightfall is a collection of poetry that covers a wide range of topics. Most of the poems revolve around the subject of mental health, specifically the author’s ongoing struggle with anxiety and depression. The book is not about a literal slum. It is about a state of mind a person can reach, when they lie awake at night, contemplating the world around them. It is about the wee hours of the morning, when your home has fallen silent and you are left to be wide awake with your memories. Each poem is a part of larger story; a story about wrestling with your fears and insecurities, and the slow and gradually journey toward loving and accepting yourself. You can find this collection on Amazon  and Createspace.


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