abandoned in my sleep…

…then I realize that the dream is a nightmare
but
then
soon
realize
it
is reality and that every person
that I’ve loved and that has loved
me has left me for greener pastures
to graze for a better opportunity,
a better friend,
a better lover,
a better son,
a better brother.

I’ve been deserted and I can’t say
I didn’t expect this day to come.
I’m a full-time job
always wanting
taking
never giving
or providing.

I’m moving forward in a one-way lane with no sign of life on either side of the road,
except for tiny dust particles lighted by the setting sun, while everyone I know moves in the opposite
direction.

I struggle to keep my composure as the reality begins to sink in,
but I continue trekking forward unaware of where this road leads
and
why
I’m
even
on the road
or if I’m going the wrong way
on
this
one-way
road.

perhaps this lane represents the
pain
and
suffering
that I’ve laid upon these
innocent people.

STOP SIGN!

this brief moment provides clarity:

nobody is innocent,

and
I
guess
I
was
going
the
right
way.

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jonathandeanrichie

Recently moved back to the States after living 16 months in Vietnam. I write to remove the thoughts trapped in the cobwebs of my psyche before the spider envelopes me whole.

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