wish (a wish away)

DA
Dayadhvam

~

omicron
is rising
still

though they say
the peak
is passed

still
the dead grow
in their numbers

leaders
are leading
though their circle
is small

the end
and the beginning
too close

and to watch
them –
helpless –
on display
every night

is to watch
a mannequin
unstrung

though
still moving

still in motion

declaiming
and declaring

and denying despair

but
why bother

that show
is over

they told us
to live
with it

told us
to
get on

they said
to stop looking
at numbers

and
I
am not looking
(that’s a lie)

I’m
getting on with it
now
(another lie –
a little bigger)

and
I don’t care anymore
let what must be
just be
I don’t care
(the biggest lie)

(that
is
the biggest lie
yet)

well
it’s true
that I glance
at the news feed

and
it’s true
I feel
an ache
in my heart

and it’s true
yes
it’s true
I’m afraid
to leave home

though I do
what I must
as required

I grow so
tired –
you know
I am sure –

so weary

and I wish –
far too often . . .

too much –

I wish
I could wish
it
away

~

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