Snake Hole

Pouring Sand Down The Snake Hole of Life

My mind is like the meandering river
threatening to make ox bows
closed loops; giving up and
giving in to emotion and
sorrow, it is its own
worst enemy
living in
the
moment
is good advise
but what if it pales
before my past, am
I stuck here until I breathe
my last; how could lithium or
valium even begin to make up
for a childhood spent in Tuscany
the pyschologist told me “you have
suffered many losses;” I didn’t need
to pay anyone to tell me that; no wonder
this culture doesn’t think twice about bombing
colored people and calling it protecting our interests
somewhere along the road to here we lost our humanity

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