I poked the straw man
He remained fixed, unmoved
“There, I said, once again you ignored
me’. Then I felt tears flowing down
to gently touch my tongue.
Soon after he answered…
“Don’t you know by now your life is
destined to be what it is; why do you
Because what? More struggle, more sadness,
more disappointment, more pain?”
No. More answers, more meaning, more insight.
Why? Your mind can only absorb so much and
by some miracle you get what you want, then what?
Will you be happier, more content, more peaceful?
The straw man looked askew, more teary eyed,
then turned over and lay silent .
Copyright © Allan Koven | Year Posted 2016