Darkened Bench

Bright lamps at night failed one by one

I was in the middle of a race keeping a good pace

Then I tripped and fell on an unidentified thought

Instead of getting up, I sat and looked around while every light I knew went out

So I got up and sat on a bench in complete darkness waiting for any light to return

Confused.

/

Echo chamber torture

Separation silence

Weaknesses yelling directly into my ears

Pondering a drive around town to clear my head but I don’t have a destination able to take these weights upon me away in the night’s wind

Loneliness isn’t an empty bed

It’s a fully packed head with nothing useful

Tape running nonsense commentary so I can’t hear anything but false coordinates

On a bench waiting for the light to come back with no idea if it will

Branches bare

Hourglass mocking every day I live without peace of mind

Will I display fruit or run in vain

Help others along but die in place

Confused.

/

I don’t want to stay in bed or leave

Post a poem, cry, then listen as my heart bleeds

Feel entirely foolish going to God for any need

.

His arms folded

Stern face

All lies

Still, it takes shape

His full character unknown deceptions taking truth’s place

There’s something off but it cannot be seen

Feeling powerless, yeah I am, but you know what I mean

The horror of drifting at sea in an area his eyes ignore on purpose

Flunked another test doing much disservice

Unseasoned salt cast out as it’s worthless

On a bench in the dark Son unable to surface.

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