Stuck in the In-Between
You are trapped in the
world of what-not, what-ifs,
Top at the time may be the bottom
tomorrow, a smile a slap in the face.
Your core is courageous, wrapped in a
layer of boundless denial not looked
at too closely.
The hot sun beats down as the rain
falls in a deluge to sink deep and cold
into your bones.
Reason cannot be reasoned with on a
night when the day won’t go away.
A borderlander without a home, a foot in
the door to life, dusk and dawn
But still you fight, you push and rail
against the unseen that seeks to hold
you in this dark realm of broken dreams.
Soon…Soon… you say they will see,
as you continue to climb, run, and claw
your way out of the in-between.
By Philip Wardlow 2013