Wind whips through empty lands
stirs up sands, I close my eyes agains
not cold, not hot, not anything
these gray lands I walk
Alone in the echoes of silence.
Suddenly I’m not alone
Old friends are with me; my doubt, my fear, my laziness.
they invite me to stop for a rest.
just a chat, a chance to talk about old times.
I stop by to be polite
It’s been awhile since I’ve seen them.
the last few months have been full.
full of live, of love
of doing things I’d always dreamed of doing.
they pull me down.
color drains from the already subdued pallette of the land.
time crawls treacle slow.
procrastination (twin to laziness) shows
late as usual
don’t you have to run the updates, sweep,
shuffle piles of paper he asks me
he’s right, I think.
that all needs doing.
I can write later
Later, I’ll write.
in the sunless lands
a living death of worthless tasks
the sands fill the glass
life drips away.
will and muscle atrophy
victims of disuse
as my demons feed on me
they grow stronger
contrast dims and all is gray.
I can write tomorrow.
there’s always tomorrow.