My Testimony – Author Donna J. Sanders

My Testimony


Sometimes I feel as though I’m sliding off

a deflated world where skeletal vines suspend

me, the abyss beneath – a wormhole to the Devil’s lair.


As misfortunes grow leaving me hollow,

exhausted, destitute as a third world country, my

feet exposed to jagged dirt depleting the sanguine fluid


that nourishes – barbed wire tightens its grip

with vengeance. I sob rivers of albumen when

rigid skin harvested over years of excessive cultivation


crack like egg-shells, but only small enough

to contain my yolk. Even though my internal fluids

ferment, this core refuses to be petrified – not even


Pompeii’s fury can coat me with sediment to obstruct

time, partially exposed to treasures out of reach.

Eyes ascend, knees dismounted, and hands unburdened


to catch omnipotent benevolence, I see the

fluorescent journeys, chateaus where transparent

spirits reign, on this battleship of immense infatuation.


© Donna J. Sanders

Book cover Ataraxia

Excerpt from the book “Ataraxia”

Donna J Sanders

About the Author

Donna is a freelance writer and blogger in West Palm Beach, FL. She is the author of Ataraxia – a poetry collection about the struggles we face, the state of the world and how to see beauty in the simplest things, and Cardboard Signs – poems to bring awareness about homelessness, mental illness, self-esteem and the injustices many face.


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1 reply

  1. so beautifully written


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