Dispatch from somewhere in the middle of the queue (a poem)

Not much writing yesterday. Fortunately, this last thing I wrote before calling it a night has some redeeming features…

Have you been waiting
as long as I have?

Did you ever think
we’d be waiting this long?

Did you know it would be
this hard to stay strong?

With the setbacks and defeats
disappointments and retreats
it’s hard to keep the faith sometimes

or an eye on the road up ahead

(10 July 2015—posted July 11)