Poemdog

Dogs 2018

BREAKING THE BREAKER
(8/9/18)

we bend

we wait

we capitulate

hoping
for some
eventual relief
from the pressure

from the pain

thinking
that if we
can hold on
a bit longer
that the cure
for our situations
will magically
appear

but we
continue
to suffer

mostly
in silence

to the point
to where pushing
back
seems
the only option

nothing
to lose

so we put
every effort
into snapping
the situation

for good

for ill

any escape
from the
status quo
is desperately
needed

finally
we hear
a sharp
crack

not knowing
right away
if the break
is beneficial

our the
sound
of our doom

either way
deliverance
from our stagnated
status
has been
achieved

we limp
away

hopefully
toward
a different day