MIND IN THE MIRE

Chihuahua

Confused…

Sinking deeper

Swirling pools, eddying fumes…

I cry… ankle deep, lost.

Darkness consumes me, devours hope, shreds persistence.

Anger…

I fall…

Puddles of mud all around, stretches of festering marshes

Acres of marsh… No way out!

I roar… waist in inky waste

Putrid, dank and deplorable

Desperation beckons, frustration answers.

Fear…

Paddling now, treading water

My head sinks, I struggle for breath…

I gasp… a mouthful of foul muck

Panic swells, a crescendo of hysteria wailing in my ears…

Soaring, reaching, needing.

Hope gone, I let go…

Acceptance…

I float, no resistance…

Not helpless, just not animate

I accept…

My mind in the mire.