“Melancholy Leaks” is a poem that was written during the roughest time of my life. My will was weak, my mind was lost and my soul ached. I’m working on a full length novel called “From Nowhere.” “Melancholy Leaks” is the first of many poems that will be featured in the novel. In chapter one, “From Nowhere” begins at Algonkian Park on the banks of the Potomac River. As I contemplated my fate that day, I wrote the first 22 lines of “Melancholy Leaks.” While they’re dark and revealing, I tried to capture the truth of that day. Poetry is theraputic for me. I truly believe that the “therapy session” it provided me on that day, saved my life. I didn’t want to share this one, but I know that I must. One of you out there may stumble upon it, and find it as theraputic as I did…and still do. I’ll be adding a combination reading of “Melancholy Leaks” & another poem called “Quasar” later this morning. Sometimes, to truly feel the words of a poem, they must be spoken.