Monday, February 13, 2006

Situation Uncertain

Situation uncertain
and I come to feel myself
falling (or is it floating?)
into an attitude.
Patience gives way to disgust
and yet, beneath it
I feel fear and melancholy
like that which I embody
when someone says
"I don't love you."
Tightly my armor raises
and I display qualities
that I abhor
while quietly forcing
my own interment.
In milliseconds
my life becomes a vacuum
minus the security
of even my self
Until
I am allowed
to realize
the intrinsic humor
of my uncertainty
And through my laughing
I am released.

—me strauss Letting me be

6 comments:

mergrl said...

And through my laughing
I am released


sometimes laughter is the only thing that saves us, I know it does for me (hugs)

hope you are doing ok my friend

ME Strauss said...

Ni mergrl,
I'm doing fine. How are you? Did I hear you're not well?

mergrl said...

much better now thanks, all is well :0) glad to here things are fine with you :0)

have a good monday (hugs)

ME Strauss said...

Thanks Island girl,
You have wonderful Monday too!
Liz

Melly said...

Remember? I don't do poetry. But I got this one.

I felt the same way too once (okay, maybe more than once). The same fear and loathing and the final laughing...

ME Strauss said...

Hey Melly,
Anger is something we all get I think. :)

Liz