Sirwin
Sirwin
Poetry / Prose
Poetry / Prose

Poetry / Prose

I compose poetry and prose about the disappointments of life; dishonest people we come across; crushed hopes and expectations; the corruption that lies within everyone, but also lighter stuff.


The Air-Filled Lake

6 Jun 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Vincent Van Zandvoort

The Air-Filled LakeThere was a lake filled with air.My mom and dad once took me there.From the bottom, I could see the sun up closeand all the dreams no one ever chose.While we drove up,time went back.Their eyes turned black.Water filled the sky.I he...

Thought

7 May 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Vincent Van Zandvoort

  Thought What if God is mad, and you're just a thought in his head? You, the thought, are about to learn. You, the thought, it is now your turn. Try making sense of things unseen. Let the others hear whatever you might mean—the thought that only bri...

The Plant

26 Apr 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Vincent Van Zandvoort

The PlantPlease, factory floor, I can't take anymore. I swear, these machines were just breathing. The best thing in life is to wake up at five. Fight the demons that strife till you give in.Please, factory floor, I can't take anymore. Our love for m...

Missing Memory

23 Apr 2023 1 minute read 2 comments Vincent Van Zandvoort

Missing Memory.The way home, from wherever I'm coming from—may it never end. No one is there waiting for me; there is only silence and an ever-unmade memory.The front door squeaks like my heart—the opening of a portal, revealing an abandoned house. T...

Crazy Close

1 Apr 2023 1 minute read 2 comments Vincent Van Zandvoort

Crazy CloseI have lost you for good.You are now on fire.I am just water.Lying in perfect stillness;flowing, evaporating, shapeless,tasteless throughout my life.That black dress.We’re a perfect mess.Your innocent laughter.It could have been the first...

Trauma Town

18 Mar 2023 1 minute read 2 comments Vincent Van Zandvoort

Trauma TownYou heard a song and sang along, safe and free, much unlike me.I felt my mind take over time. My heart sped up. Please, make it stop.That same song brought me down and dragged me straight to trauma town.I made it home. Look up and see why...

Antithetical

18 Feb 2023 1 minute read 2 comments Vincent Van Zandvoort

AntitheticalHe was like a tower, built to dominate the sky.He was like a giant—steps of a mile—and couldn't die.He was like the storm, which leaves you with no choice but to hide.He was like a god—morality, strength, and pride.As I grew older, I saw...

Stick Around

28 Jan 2023 1 minute read 2 comments Vincent Van Zandvoort

Stick AroundLooking in the bathroom mirror,trying to see whomever resides there.A presence inside my eyes speaks to mewithout using words. It hates that I see it;it’s afraid I might free it.Half a decade of wallowing in the dirtsaving everyone but me...

The Trap

18 Jan 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Vincent Van Zandvoort

The TrapSince the dawn of civilization, they have always been above; a crafty magician's nightmare, trickling down from up above.From the very depths of darkness, the master has returned to oversee who dreams amongst men, riding those that won't be b...

Silvia

8 Jan 2023 1 minute read 3 comments Vincent Van Zandvoort

SilviaI left her smiling at my door.I could not love her anymore.On my face, there was no frown—a feeling like a fucking clown,lying in her face,leaving her inside a maze.Church bells won’t be ringing.I am a basket case.The girl who’s taking all the...