Disappointment

I have been held back,

Tied down to life’s mast

As the world rocks forward,

Lurching in an unknown sea.

I can only stare at the heavens,

The universe sparkling in

Clouds of deceased stars

And vast voids of space.

I am a prize and a prisoner;

My life has been hijacked

By pirates of depression and pain.

I continue to look at the light,

But I’m queasy and weak from the waves.

Tiny traces of hope glimmer,

And fighting with every stifling breath

I endure taking the ropes apart.

Fiber by fiber, thread by thread,

I untangle and set them free.

In time–and I hope it’s soon–

The cords will uncoil

And I will soar away to Paradise.

 

© 2017 Valerie Hathaway

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