Barriers When Taste Breaks Sound
Restraining not retraining order,
consequence of innocence betrayed
and party gone too long untended.
Waiting for momentous moment
as details fade into distant memento,
measuring time by promises kept.
Lively and enthusiastic unraveling
spools this mess of performance:
a bow, a fall, and no one notices.
Preponderance of panderers,
yet if no one ever hears them,
do the screams even count?
Sure as certainty's insignia,
he saddles up the beast
and rides west into sunset.
Hero of the panicked ones
weeping like the willow
and sleeping without dreams.