Helpless

I’ve been here before…
frozen helpless at this
door, paralyzed….
you do not wish that I decide
how much more the give
and pull
To paint me clearly as a fool…
Drawing in each piece of me,
stretching tight
Tugging free those restraints
so imprisoning
empty honest
you filled my brim with yearning
but left my kindling in the cold

the fire still is burning
my arms alas,
none to hold.

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Arnica Baby

Arnica Baby

live in your bitter house
drink your bitter brew
superglue your heart shut
and make it bitter too
ostracize the ones who care
paint yourself black and blue
don’t forget your soul m’dear
if that is,  you have one
make that bitter too.