Not Long Left
Suddenly, Without Warning - Poem by Not Long Left
suddenly without warning they come
raiding the sky with unwelcome uncertainty.
Lingering with purpose they tease, tricking
us into denial, a flash, a flicker, a false dawn.
Yet they stay, freezing themselves into
a fixed position, and so, darkness leaks
into our lungs every crack is filled,
the plasterer moves with frenzied haste.
Our movement becomes aged, bones lose
the will to move the mind no longer motivates
appetite drinks iteslf dry. The face thickens
with the neglect, the windows of the soul
becomes misty, view becomes distorted.
Daily we hope they'll lift, that light shall penetrate.
At first a little ray may seep through,
a fleeting feeling of hope, a smile as a child
looks within you. until we are hit by the shower
of sheer joy. The will returns, the bones ease.
the face begs to be smoothed, as the stomach
craves the taste of food.
suddenly without warning we return
washed up and weary.
The clouds have broken order has returned
we resume our routine,
watching the clouds, with a face of expectance.
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