Grieving

free verse

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A Capella –

All out on your own;

Harmonic and yet dissonant. . .

An uneven rhythm.

And no one to match it.

A beat.

But no soul behind it.

A voice.

But gibberish despite proof –

Absurdism,

Grieving the problems you wished upon yourself.

Outrage

free verse

Sun shines through the spring leaves,

Landing on a damp slab of concrete.

The remnant of a cigarette butt

Falls to that same gray slab.

 

And the ash burns.

The smoke flies, blown by the wind

Of the self-focused passersby.

 

Meaningless, utterly meaningless

Is the life of fearful expectation –

A man who outrages the Spirit of grace.