This morning I saw the sun shine the brightest it has shone
And instantly, upon rays touching me
I felt elated like I was afloat
Hence this ecstatic episode of enthusiasm
Carried on with light, feather feet
Sun on yellow blue expanse, merging with the sky’s hues
Started to weaken the beams covered by grey, angry clouds
Rumbles of thunder, the heavens drumming the ominous
Atmospheric percussions signalling
The pour of cloudy tears like rain
My happiness proved fugacious! Vanished!
The grey descended past the clouds and embraced, cloaked me whole
Missing not as spot as it rolled me in gloom.
Light, feathery feet weighed down suddenly, transformed magically into iron bars
I could not stand, slumped I was lying motionless on the ground
Tears simultaneously coursing down
Like the rain storming, attacking like falling daggers from the clouds
The queries marching by oh why must I feel the constant seesaw?
When shall equilibrium settle upon me?
This curse that has befallen me, burdened me since youthful salad days
No cure in sight but to teeter totter with the ride
No help sounding off but the creaking of its nuts and bolts
No other option but to allow myself to
Drift with unpredictable tides, maybe waiting for the time when it totally disappears
And eats me alive