until the night is done (and the wire is copper)

The project continues.
~

enough

enough
of wallowing
through clinical irrelevance

the women
survived
(no
they didn’t)

the young man
took his life

copper wire
and a socket

the old fellow
was shocked
back to reality
poor wretch
until his heart gave out
once more

and paraldehyde and exhaustion
finally defeated the fighter

greg

the fighter’s name
was greg

and anna-marie . . .

anna-marie departed town
on a horse headed north

to make subordinate children
in some other
be-doomed
place

her lackeys
all departed

slithered
or crawled

another stable
another broom

another day
to live and die
uncertain
which one
was
which one
or
what day it might be
as the medication
flowed

some tablets
some
scotch

somewhere to hide
through long nights
alone
at the end of one variation

on an age
of innocence

isn’t that something
we all need
in difficult times

~

2 thoughts on “until the night is done (and the wire is copper)

    • Cheers Anne, thank you. Yes this piece ends a section and the lead up to it has been pretty grim. In fact the whole work is pretty grim, which might doom it in the end. No matter. It is what it wants to be, and I’ll just try to maintain a tenuous guidance to keep a narrative line at work.

      (Some hope!) LOL

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