19 November 2008

Cynicism

Around Minn Donkey rescue

it is easier to be cynical
certainly less effort is
expended than trying to 

make others properly aware

it is a first-hand concern
expressed - so to speak -
second-hand - and 

tongue-in-cheek

but when you care enough
to recognise it as cynicism
I am deflated easily
by your subsequent censure


since this is where the
rubber meets the road
of my delusory
contemplation


the burnout is of so little effort
for such a huge smokescreen 

and all that energy dissipated
still takes me nowhere
© 12 August 2008, I. D. Carswell