Keep your chin up, you say…

Up?

Up? Can’t you see

That it’s been there all along?

And all I gained from this ridiculous posturing

Is an eye full of sting and a mouth full

 of pollution from rainmakers?

No, thank you. Kindly spoken

 But I believe I shall look down now,

Down to earth

and plant my feet firmly on the ground.

Dig in. Hope

Against hope, I am

Not now, nor will I ever again be the same

naive person, blinded

and choked by the nature of things

growing out of control.

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