Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 12 years.
Been stuck in traction for way too long to remember
Numerous Teslas and Mercedes whizzing by with rapid laughter
At a speed that was so callous in nature that Superman
Would throw a huge tantrum at the idea of being beaten
Trying to come up with a properly worded plan
Ended up feeling like a sucker for being duped into believing
That the stars would always align and to never be proven wrong
Well, not outright at least
Needed to maintain a little dignity in these stressful moments
Transformed from a part of the usual Rat race into something else
Became a separate entity that seemed to be untouchable to everyone
Invisible to those modern age vampires looking to devour
Everything and everyone in sight on impulse
Turned into a single solitary crustacean performing on a stage
Imaginary and otherwise to keep people guessing
Walking on the sandiest beach on the Caribbean
Always toeing the line between the crisp salt & vinegar shore
And nipping at someone's toes when least expected
Would rather be swimming in low tide waters
Than as a Red Lobster dinner entrée piece
Ultimate kiss of death would be becoming an accessory
In any of the big chain restaurants' Caesar salad
Instead something off the main course portion of menu
Not giving up without a fight; even when tired of fighting
Going to continue to pinch away until the fisherman
Decided to cut his net wide open or some blood is drawn
Whichever comes first; or ends the battle once and for all
Felt though that this skirmish was just the beginning
Of something else that could take a lot longer to finish
Not entirely willing to commit to something so time consuming
Especially after the past few months of being a lab rat
Idea of being studied under a microscope caused hives
To come out of the woodwork and cover anything flesh toned
Made the decision to simply keeping on walking this path
Letting nature take its course; with medical supervision of course.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 16, 2021:
This one is different but I can relate.
There's times when we just keep pushing ahead....not sure what the outcome might be.
We're tired of the games but maybe this time it will work.
Only time will tell.