Two words (a poem)

…and the irritability continues. Fortunately, there’s just one more day left in the current Mercury retrograde cycle.

Two words popped into my head last night as I was falling asleep
I thought they’d be the start of something intriguing
but now I no longer remember what they were

Two words popped into my head this morning as I checked my mail
What I thought would be the start of something fun
turned out to be a never-ending back-and-forth

Sometimes the ugly voices drown out everything else
and the same old tired clichés surface again
and everything I say is the same everything I’ve been saying

Two words are still hiding off in a corner somewhere
waiting for the perfect opportunity to come forth
and knock down that door that’s been locked for too long

(10 February 2015)