I Ride in Fear

A man, straight down the hill,
perfectly in the middle,
looking so small in the distance,
looking so foreboding in black suit,
arms stretched out and upward,
like a movie, like The Matrix,
over-powering the upside-down V
valley into which my spirit is shoved,
he knows all, terrifies all.

I am only a passenger
in a ship that is doomed,
rapidly traveling down,
down the valley,
preordained to self-sabotage,
to find him,
to crash,
to fail,
but I keep working so damned hard.

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  1. #1 by Carl D'Agostino on June 17, 2011 - 9:32 am

    Knowing the ship is doomed is insightful. Remaining aboard is kinda dumb.

    • #2 by Carl on June 19, 2011 - 12:15 am

      Easy, Carl, the seas are stormy!

  2. #3 by sixthsymph on June 17, 2011 - 10:05 am

    I think it’s important to keep working as damned hard as you can because your efforts may still bring some fruit before the ship sinks.

    • #4 by Carl on June 19, 2011 - 12:16 am

      I think you’re right and I hope so. Thanks for your comment!

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