I Watched Enough Cartoons Growing Up to Know Better

by animalworkss

The only thing quick about quick sand
Is its wit
And that’s how it gets you
It tricks you into staying
Into lingering just a little while longer
Into thinking that something of significance
Will become of your current situation
When really what you ought to do is move along
And once you realize you’ve nothing to gain
From investing your time, your body
In expectation
You find yourself too depressed into the sediment
To break free from the rise of longing
From the promises with which you slowly syncopated
Your whole self, now in debt

 

 

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Copyright Keli Birchfield 2015

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