Reaping

Wandered forth then back Round a maze Of faces places and feeling I was where I do not want to be Stumbled through a weekend without A reason for the things I do Shackled by my inability To switch gears Into the settled family life When the other members are nowhere to be found Disgusted…

Solomon Grundy, one of my favorite nursery rhymes

Solomon Grundy, Born on a Monday, Christened on Tuesday, Married on Wednesday, Took ill on Thursday, Grew worse on Friday, Died on Saturday, Buried on Sunday. That was the end, Of Solomon Grundy.

Adrift

Between the rungs of Surrender and despair I deign to swing Ruthless obedience and hopeless suspension Toss me back and forth As the gravity of imperfection Driven by wants, disappointments Bears down on me Pulling Pulling To and fro If I could propel these limbs toward joy If I could manufacture flight Flight of a…