Time won’t stop

we can’t stop time

it casts a curtain

then pulls it

on our lives

It reveals

what we don’t want to see


is like a fire


won’t go away

I’m wrestling

with demons


than any supernatural force

These battles are invisible

my invisible war

Many want peace

but I need to conquer

not for glory

but for my own approval

running faster

than my foes

escaping prisons


and imagined

My spirit

is liberated

My naked body



did not win.


13 thoughts on “Sentenced to Life

      1. I am amazed at the number of people wandering around, heads down, texting. Even in the supermarket! All thumbs used to be an insult: now it’s a compliment. I do love language!


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