hit 'repeat'
retreat into your psyche
unlikely to return
burn the ground behind
mind the neighbors dear
fear the world outside
hide behind that smile
while your stomach twists
fists clenched tight
might be dreaming
teeming with thoughts
fraught with distraction
reaction to life
stifled by reality
causality or correlation
vexation increases
ceases to motivate
enervate the soul
roll another die
try to compromise
demise of precious time
climb toward the pinnacle
miracle if you survive
dive into your fate
debate the outcome
fulcrum of existence
resistance becomes routine
between the amplitudes
altitudes are sickening
quickening the clock
locked within facades
frauds instead of friends
bending odds and ends
pretending that you fit
quit the game and exit.

TMK 2.21.2006