2-dimensional (Poem 2019 – 18)

I hear your needs
your wants
flooding my head
hammering me down, until
I’m laid flat on the ground
a shallow puddle of murky water

demands creating ripples across my surface
lapping at the edges of my being
spreading me out wider
and thinner
and further away from
.                                      myself

two dimensions; existence and acquiescence
make me a servant
a slave-like submissive
sharing assent, but not consent
a monochrome playwright scripting lines
etched on a chalk board
played out in a monotonous reality

a perpetual eternity of you say
and I do
until trampled by the soles of your feet
droplets of me scatter
my shallow puddle recedes
moving me further away from
.                                                     myself

copyright © 2019 Karen Horsley


2 comments on “2-dimensional (Poem 2019 – 18)”
  1. Reblogged this on A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip! and commented:
    A poem with depth!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Very nice Karen, l liked this a lot 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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