Habit and chains
Running late but barely moving,
Watching the world in slow motion.
Like a bad dream pressing on against invisible current,
Swimming upstream an unfamiliar river by instinct not plan.
Spinal stenosis screams don’t go back,
A bulging disc shouts don’t go forward.
Tired knees beg one to stop stepping,
An aching hip whispers there’s nowhere to rest.
Do not sit down!
Spin in the eddies.
So many of us out there
Some of us hiding
Some showing too much.
It’s all about me,
It’s all about you.
Reagan cried “Tear down that wall”
Then he tore out Jimmy Carter’s solar panels.
Martin Luther murdered before forty
Died with the heart of a sixty year old.
Breaking down, he kept up.
Is anything clear?
Is anyone right?
Gabbing and gossiping and wasting away,
What’s her sentence?
She got the chair.
2013 post inauguration day. I think Obama finally gave a speech without invoking Reagan. Every time he mentions Reagan I think of Stockholm syndrome. The Republicans exhumed Reagan as God when they needed an imaginary deity. I don’t see why anyone else has to play that game.