Back to Bed

Thirteen degrees outside and freezing rain.
It's seven-thirty, dark, and all the awful
Headlines have been read. Power feeds
On weakness. Wealth inflates. It gains
From poverty, and life, mine anyway, is
Shackled to an apparatus which distills
All of the joy away. The concentrated
Bitter dregs, the pain and head-hung
Hopelessness, remain, but cannot
Be consumed. It seems absurd to stay
Awake to face the frozen light.

Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-01-11 at 14:46

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Yet we do. Stay awake, that is. Because that's all we can do. We can't leave it and start over some where else. I thought I could. I left it for a year and I thought good riddance. It clawed its way back though. It always does.

Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
Nobody expresses desolation as good as you can, and I love your writing. You can manage to make me feel happy by contrast.

Such a grim picture. You did a nice job on word-painting. :)