21 October 2011

Rictus Of Regret


try as you may
you won’t free yourself
this rictus of regret

those vague creases
appear in serrations
of the wrong ideas

awareness shrinks into
futile demonstrations
of pointlessness

demotivational airs
play baroque off-key
muscular memories

diminuendos of
deep repentance
crescendo repeatedly

stasis of the time-trapped
frozen in amaze of
© 25 August 2011, I. D. Carswell