For Now

You can’t leave
or scream
or react
with the kind of violence
you’re familiar with
because
you are the needy
and hopeless product
of terrible choices—
so you sit in the company
of butterflies
who are never
powerful enough
to lift you out of your chair
which spins around
like the arms of a clock
wasting your time—
For now
you must absorb
the words
that seep into you
like ice water
and you must obey
the laws of propriety
and extend
your appreciation
to your keeper—
who doesn’t mean
to hurt you when
he overrides
your wish
to be set free.

 

DeMaris

12-4-16

 

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