09 August 2012

Rechargeable




You could say life’s rather like the
reality of a rechargeable cell – no
need elaborate, without doubt at
some stage we’ve all been there


When no energy is left to spark up
zest the bureau drawer contains a
panacea, insert run-down cells,
wait until the light turns green


That burst of replenished energy
comes sweet, vigour returns and
indefatigable enthusiasm sweeps
away the debris of despair


Life’s worth living although vague
suspicion filters discretely into an
enhanced view of the new reality –
so, how long will this really last?


Manufacturer guarantees exclude
effects of unusual application and
/or repeated usage beyond use-by-
date causing battery failure


Seems no pot of gold sits at this
rainbow’s end – just a discard pile
of rechargeable battery cells which
cruelled you in your hour of need
© 19 May 2012, I. D. Carswell