doldrums

©2022 Michael Raven

today, i weary
of rinserepeatlaundrylife
get up, piss, shower
eat breakfast
and rummage around
my head for where
i left the little motivation
i had yesterday
to do what i do not want
to be what i am not
waiting in prayer
for something
better

doldrums dragging
my soul around

visionary

©2022 Michael Raven

caught in
the streetlight twilight
slipping slowly
though the window

a ghost
of distant pasts
or future memories
slumbering in shadow

blinking
the shade fades away