I Can’t Anymore

My chest protests another assault
My frame keeled over
Protecting my most vulnerable core
Like a foetus I lay curled
But I wish to detach the umbilical
No longer absorb
For the air is filled
With pain, fear and anger
My armour long past crumpled
By the dents and impact of news
From a world fighting, not learning
So much love and humanity
Overshadowed by the noise
Of a broken society
Acid of empathy burning
My heart and my eyes
My spirit weakened not nourished
Tempted to sever the connection
Give the adrenaline of flight a rest
My body starting to crumble
As your barbaric selfish acts
Steal the little strength I had left
My heart wrestles with reason
And I declare that:
I just do not understand
For the diseases of this Earth
Microscopic and monolithic
Are incomprehensible
And I, too tired to try and decipher
Their meaning and purpose
Wish just to hide


Debbie Gravett © 2020.06.05

FOWC: Frame
RDP: Protest
Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay

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