Photography by Susan Reed
The uncontrollable human malady –
I’m as prone as the next,
Every emotion occurring rapidly
Leaving me perplexed.
Halogen lights blinding me in the store
A young child asking an adult for a sweet
The response shaking me to the core –
Thunderous strike leaving me with a raged heat.
My companion trying to contain my anger
Pulling me outside, telling me not to interfere –
The cries of the boy, piercing me like a dagger
Envious of a time I could march in, with no fear.
Before I allow my eyes to fall asleep,
Embracing my own family.
Making a promise I’ll forever keep –
They will never know such tragedy.
I undergo many emotions
Fear, anger, jealousy, and calm
Lost in the moments,
Ticking. Ticking. Little time bomb.
© S. Reed Photography and Poetry in response to Daily Prompt’s Unsafe Containers.