16 December 2010

Limbo Vaguely


like living in limbo vaguely
poised between familiar landmarks
and the dreamlike tangibility
of craved permanence

faced with journeys too energy
debilitating – moving from here
wherever it is to unknown elsewhere
dressed in a veneer of isolation

in stasis avoidably detained by
inertia masquerading as rational thinking
making excuses about parting
mistaking the consequences

seeing candle-lit dreams in the
distance of a vast space beckoning
aware of an infinite emptiness
between fear and ascetic belief

afraid to leave yet well cautioned
where welcomes exceed distress
and chances missed and causes left
must defend themselves
© 20 October 2010, I. D. Carswell