Stasis–A Poem


I have been going through a long period of stasis in my writing and in my professional life. Nothing I do seems to pan out and it’s very frustrating being unemployed when you want to work so badly. This is a poem I wrote about my “stuck” feelings. If it gets enough feedback I may post a video of myself performing it as a dramatic reading 🙂

 

Stasis

A poem by Alli Day

 

Caged

Like a wild animal

Clawing at the bars

Gazing at the lock

Reaching for the key

Can’t move

Give up

Go to sleep and start again tomorrow

 

Stuck

Feet in the quicksand

Trying to escape

Crying out for help

Wishing words would come

Can’t scream

Give up

Let the blackness suck you in and steal your soul

 

Doused

Fire has fizzled out

Ashes all around

Smoke has gone away

Bitter, cold wind comes

Can’t reignite the flame

 

Wait!

There’s still a spark!

Don’t give in!

Don’t let the cold world freeze your heart!

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