Ignition…


For the Sunday Muse prompt # 112:
***
Sometimes I carry
the weight of the world
upon my head, its heft
held between the twin peaks
of forgotten and accepted things,
a history curated not
by those who waver
at the threat of war
but those who embrace
its vagaries, who daily
pour out a libation
to destruction.

What seems like
the stillness of a boat
in quiet waters only hides
the furious paddling
of a mind being torn apart
as it wrestles with the tension
between conforming and desire.

This is how one keeps
dismay at bay, until
someday in a moment,
unexpected in its coming
and ferocity, it ignites.

7 thoughts on “Ignition…

  1. A.J, I felt your write, mine also started with carrying the world’s weight in the head. I liked your ending, holding”dismay (and desire for me) at bay, until … ” it ignites. Mine has ignited more than several times during my many years..
    ..

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