Timeout

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Tight Corner.”

Life can become a corner
Perpetually in timeout
Where you contemplate
what you do wrong

There is a real problem
when you don’t get it
You don’t like the consequences
but you don’t see anything wrong
with what you did
Or, you agree it was wrong
But can’t quite discern the nuance
that made it wrong

So, on those rare occasions
you are let out of the corner
You make the same stupid mistake
sending you right back
Staring into the vanishing point
of your narrow perspective
Wondering how it got to this
Wondering how to correct it
if you can

If a revelation comes to you
And you turn to apologize
for what you’ve done
I hope someone
who appreciates you
is still there.

I hope you aren’t alone
in an empty life.

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