Posted in Poetry, Writing

Chasing the Illusion

She never liked the taste of whiskey 
preferring the sweetness of wine  

The twilight mornings 
teetering home on tipsy stiletto heels 

She tries to shower away the 
foggy memories

the lights and music 
are a temptation 

the thrill of laying 
in strangers' arms 

to postpone the loneliness 
one more night 

Facing the morning light 
the reality 

The allure 
is too strong  

she'll once again 
chase the illusion

Copyright 2023 Penny Wilson All Rights Reserved

#Name Your Number Challenge Click here for info and to join in! 


Penny Wilson is an international writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

18 thoughts on “Chasing the Illusion

  1. Loved this! Very moving and emotional in a sad way. Reminds of a saying I know to explain “Chasing The Strange” – to someone who’s been betrayed and asks the question why – she wasn’t you – is the reply but the real and unstated reason is “The Touch Of The New!” What is really meant – “She wasn’t you”! Bellissimo, My Dear, Bellissimo!!


Comments are closed.