Long Time Frayed

Feathered nerves of a frayed extension
Corridors to logic burnt out
By the continued demand on adrenals
To decide the moment of fight or flight
Breath held in the cavity of the chest
Waiting to be summoned for
In the rush of escape from the pain
Long endured by uncertain circumstance
Unable to plan
Unable to hope
Unable to relax
Unwilling
Exhausted from the energy required
To change sudden course
To worry for tomorrow
To live light-footed for today
A pulled grenade
Waiting for the hand to fall
Unnecessary to excuse
Behaviour of seeming laziness
Self-preservation of a tattered being
Without strength or mind
To meet the expectations of others
In every waking minute of the day
Stretched beyond reasonable
In madness of an irrational world

Debbie Gravett © 2021.05.02

RDP: Excuse
FOWC: Corridor
Image by mikegi from Pixabay

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