Thought and Durability

Lost at sea
Lost in thought
Thought less of
Thought I knew
Knew the way
Knew my place
Place last
Place of solitude
Solitude is a fortress
Solitude is a cabin
Cabin fever
Cabin for Thoreau
Thoreau the idealist
Thoreau had competence
Competence eludes me
Competence is fleeting
Fleeting days
Fleeting hope
Hope doesn’t spring
Hope gives strength
Strength under pressure
Strength revealed in fire
Fire in the deep
Fire in the eyes
Eyes on the prize
Eyes are a window
Window inside
Window shattered
Shattered life
Shattered mirror
Mirror off the wall
Mirror of words
Words in cadence
Words on a page
Page after page
Page the doctor
Doctor my soul
Doctor of
Of a kind
Of a persuasion
Persuasion persuades
Persuasion sways
Sways in a storm
Sways under test
Test the mettle
Test the durability
Durability endures
Durability defines

Presence in life

A broken man
A forgotten presence
Prescience is earned
Presence is requested
Requested equals wanted
Requested conversation
Conversation in depth
Conversation in jest
Jest is the shield
Jest to deflect
Deflect attention
Deflect their affection
Affection becomes uncomfortable
Affection engenders guilt
Guilt is my shadow
Guilt regarding failure
Failure overrides confidence
Failure, the long shadow
Shadow of the broken man
Shadow of darkness
Darkness like a porter
Darkness in the heart
Heart softened with time
Heart broken by time
Time is a gauntlet
Time breaks everyone
Everyone who hopes
Everyone who loves
Loves faces and places
Loves feeling useful
Useful to no one
Useful to nothing
Nothing is the future
Nothing is my destiny
Destiny mocks us all
Destiny is illusion
Illusion and delusion
Illusion is a solace
Solace denies me
Solace is broken
Broken by madness
Broken into pieces
Pieces of a life
Pieces of history
History tells the story
History colors the life
Life will persist
Life will confound