My life is a terrible struggle
Well, there goes the first rule of poetry up in smoke
Show me! Don’t tell me!
but life’s no joke

Blackness all around
no light
no sound

I don’t know what to do
in a dark place
can’t find the way out
no matter how I scream
no matter how I shout

Can I make it
To the end of the week?
To the end of the day?
I don’t know

© 2013 Michael Ethan Landau all rights reserved