No I’ll stay here.

I stare up at the ladder
my brain fills of all the pressing matters
I take a step
stop, I’d rather wallow within regret
blood makes me queasy
each rung of that ladder more dizzy
and the pressure of the air
might collapse my lungs up there
NO I can’t even take the first spot
it’s just too hot
and all those people I could be above
all those bodies I’d have to shove
NO I’ll stay here
not because of fear
I know I don’t have it
the capabilities of all the fires lit
NO I can’t have that in my retinas
I’d never sleep all that indecency pent up
as if I was kind hearted
NO once you take that step all that good is departed
and you become
just another one sharing their crumbs.

Thanks for reading.
-Temperamentally Tina

Published by Tina

I am a mother that is passionate about early education and a person that relieves stress through art, and writing.

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