Black Safety Poem by William Kofoed

Black Safety



Fear eats within my soul
unknown moments where failure is
agony collapses giving away
falling swiftly downward stopping hard

black iron lines angles down
parallels joined in molten bonds
repeating rolls identical bars
anchors are driven securing strong

jagged sharp edges down to doom
to bite hard into yielding flesh
fear of slipping stumbling falls
pounding apart in trembling flesh

seizing gripping clinging strong
carefully edging descending down
memories of failure weaken resolve
need to forces onward going down

straight lines bend in weakening curves
strength is yielding giving away
fear is rebounding eating away
resolve is weakening yielding to fear

careful slow movement continues down
nearing an end carefully sought
freeing from dread at journeys end
escaping too briefly at dangers end

Saturday, July 6, 2019
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