#78 of 365 – “vicissitude”



my alley came to an end

at a main thoroughfare


filled with people with soft eyes

and open hands everywhere


I turned and left my envy

in the alley with the rats


took my shame into a basement

and left it there trapped


laid my anger out

and offered it up in sacrifice


and realized the rags of regret

will no longer suffice


what a strange mountainous

walk I take into vicissitude


where fatigue is what it takes

for me to find some gratitude


I hope tomorrow this fatigue

will also bring me fortitude


About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, jewelry maker, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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2 Responses to #78 of 365 – “vicissitude”

  1. SassyD says:

    Beautifully spoken.

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