Responsibilities

R E S P O N S I B I L I T I E S

loom over me
like massive stone henge rocks
hewn out of solid granite

trapped in the middle
of the circle as they encroach
ever closer in a horror film 2 step

I’m backing away, feet sliding
slipping ever closer to chaos
to letting go of all the strings
and leaving it to unravel
as they overwhelm me

they pile on me from above
small stones and bigger rocks
thrown with force right at me

children, job, house, garden and car,
bills, phone calls, sickness, plans for afar,
how does this fit in, how does that,
where’s my this, where’s my that
the house is a mess, the garden a state
my reason is spinning, we will be late

til I’m buried in some kind of cairn
quietly sobbing please let me just be

I do not know the way from here
I can not see the path
I wish I knew the right direction
this place is all unknown to me
a stranger in a stranger land

my mind fills up with thoughts
my eyes shut tight block out the sight

I fear my feeble life abilities
can’t cope with these responsibilities
they’re growing larger every day

so I hide here in my grave of stones
black hole sucked and drained of life
as all around me falls apart

and I am
as I ever was
alone in this

and all I want
is simply
Y O U