Disturbances alarm me
an intentional bystander
burying my head,
avoiding conflict.

Strife spills over
butting up against
personal limitations
forgetting myself
I engage
finding unforeseen strength,
defying odds
then remembering
letting go,

I feel targeted
displaced rage
threatens me, stalks
and I am helpless
My pleas for help
unheard, unanswered.

My life is at stake here people!
Pay attention!

Expectations are high
uplifted by progress;
promising road ahead-
I am out of sync
missing opportunities,
losing my place

limits me
I have no strength
but I have needs

Life taunts me
within arms reach
yet inaccessible –
rights diminished.

I crave life,

in isolation.


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