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close down your mind for the night

so you push yourself back in your desk chair
and you quietly absorb all the blows
they come from the left and they come
from the right and you can’t tell
if night is day or if day is night
and you don’t know what to do now
with the next forty-odd moments of life
so you just close down your mind for the night
you let your body take over
and though you know your tears will change nothing
you must open yourself to the light
you accept these things you cannot now change
no matter how much you wish that you might
tomorrow you’ll find the face that is right
and you’ll let the world know
you won’t easily succumb to its might
until tomorrow, then
i’ll just close down my mind for the night

close down your mind for the night

greeneyedlady

Joined March 2008

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recently i received the distressing news that an old friend has been diagnosed with Stage Four cancer…she’s not much older than me, and all the feelings that have been running the gamut have, as usual, come out in poetry for me…..

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