Requiem for a Marriage Pt. 1: A Selection of Poems

Requiem for a Marriage Pt. 1: A Selection of Poems


Like a secret organisation you infiltrated my mind
Nestling into my darkest crevices
You’re hurting me but your presence is my life support

Your tentacles are choking me from behind my eyes
Clouding my vision with guilty ink
Still I smile and wear your heart on my sleeve

Even in death you’ll swim towards me
Seeping through wood and varnish like saliva
Robbed of rest but not of eternal peace.

I couldn’t be happier
Unless you decide to leave

Illustration by Sanni Pyhänniska.

Looking for more? Check out Mouthing Off’s Creative Writing Section.

About The Author

Sam Barrowcliffe

I am nineteen years old and will begin studying English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Warwick in September. Since starting at Mouthing Off as Creative Writing Editor, I have written and published a number of short stories and can’t wait to share even more. My favourite genres are horror and science – fiction and I take great inspiration from the likes of Rod Serling, Charlie Kauffman, H.P Lovecraft, Christopher Nolan and Phillip K. Dick. In the future, I hope to follow my dream of becoming a professional screenwriter and novelist, following in the footsteps of my idols. I look forward to publishing even more fiendish tales and I hope people will continue to enjoy reading them, as much as I have writing them!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.


Recent Articles



Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share This

Share this post with your friends!