Word Vomit: Ease


©Edd Sowder, 2019


I walked through our house searching as something felt off

I found what I never hoped to see with open closet doors and still full dresser drawers

I don’t understand what happened when we said forever.

Now without you here, the warmth of our home is just a constant chill

There nothing but the shadow of a man haunting this place

Calling out your name in his sleep but there’s no reply echoing through the halls.

This cannot be, it must be a dream, right?

And the bottle calls my name, promising to ease my pain tonight.


I close my eyes replaying all of the memories of a former life

I can still see your face but you’re not really there.

No hair spilling around me, or breath upon my chest as you sleep

Someone please, wake me from this nightmare

Someone let me know this is not just my imagination

Because I can see the photographs of you still hanging on the walls

I can touch them, feel them, our life is right there in black and white

And the bottle calls my name, again promising to ease my pain tonight.


This hollow emptiness I feel has cost me everything I once cared about

Everyone tells me that time can heal all wounds given long enough

Then how are they are still hemorrhaging all these years later

And why has my life been a staggering climb since?

The cries out of anguish fell on deaf ears with no response, no one’s listening

I was holding out for that new day to start on any given tomorrow

But with all this darkness surrounding me its hard to believe in the light

The bullets scream my name, promising to end my pain tonight

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Edd Sowder

Most people know Edd as the overactive and imaginative husband of novelist Kindra Sowder, or as the person the boss at TBK brings on the show that cusses a shit ton. He is a self-admitted asshole most of the time. Little is known of his writing prowess as he keeps it quietly to himself most of the time by helping other, far better authors with his editing skills on their novels… that being said, nothing read in the posts TBK allows him to have are edited professionally. Edd is not an idiot by any means but he has stayed in Holiday Inn Expresses at times. He prefers the country life and escapes to his family farm from time to time in Tennessee where he admits to having little to no cell phone coverage and loving it. He lives in South Carolina where he is chained to his desk most days and into the wee hours of the morning. Every now and again, he is able to fidget the lock enough to break loose and run amok amongst the common folk.
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