Written by Jacob Ibrag

Melt into madness. Disappear. As a kid,

I’d let it all get to me. The fear of rejection, the

bottomless mystery. What if I’d never understand?

Would I ever taste inner peace? It used to get to me.

The judgement I’d pass onto myself. The paranoid

dreams. And then one day, I stopped listening.

Melting into madness. Disappearing.

Photography by Janko Ferlič

36 comments on “Melt

  1. Beautiful!

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  2. I’m having a hard time reading your posts lately. When I go on your page (as opposed to reading directly from the email – when it’s only a few words) the advertisement videos begin. I can’t turn them off. The page gets stuck on the video and I can’t finish reading your poetry as it won’t allow me to scroll up. I don’t know if others are having this issue but I wanted to let you know that it is happening.

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    • Thanks for letting me know, I’m also having that issue. I think WordPress advertisementing is broken and something they have to fix on their end. I’ll definitely be reporting it.


  3. unseensilence

    This is so resonant. Great poem.

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  4. Yes yes yes. πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

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  5. emotionsoflife2016

    I can relate

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  6. Soo nice poem! Great work! πŸ˜ƒ

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  7. I love this. If anyone enjoys modern poetry please come and check out my site. I post songs of the week and poetry.

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  8. I love the idea of melting into the madness and disappearing within. A certain seeming insanity is required to be able to truly live with yourself from within, as you have to face the fear of disappearing from other’s realm. I hope I didn’t stray away from the intention of your beautiful poem …this is what I read into it.

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  9. We just need to get to the place where there is no one left to impress.

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  10. Beautifully relatable. I love it!

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  11. The key is to control our madness, not letting it control us.

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  15. i feel this so much

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  16. Sometimes, it’s just, hard, to TUNE everybody ELSE out, because we are social, and we feel the need, to connect to each other, and thus, we’d, allowed how everybody felt about us, get to us too much…

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