Submarine mission cancelled (a poem)

The pun was good enough for the Sex Pistols…

I’m not giving you what you want. More of the same won’t make anyone happy. When something wants to change, it will change.

Conversely, change will always get what it wants.

Anthologies of distance
leave me feeling distant
unsatisfied

Sure, it’s pretty
but shouldn’t I be feeling something by now?

I’d love to change the tone
but eyes are closed to all
but what they want to see

That’s not what’s inside of me

Conversely, change will always get what it wants—whether you like it or not.

Shouldn’t I be feeling
something
by now?

The rest of the universe
within these four walls
is cracking, breaking up, breaking down

I wouldn’t think of it now

I only want to make my way through the dark
and find home
while I still can

Change will always get what it wants.

(14 November 2019)

 


 

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