Here Are The Options, poetry by Steven Fortune at Spillwords.com
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Here Are The Options

Here Are The Options

written by: Steven Fortune

 

Here are the options
swimming like Stygian piranhas
in a siren-engineered terrarium
of terminals and cul-de-sacs
all campaigning for the ramrod thumb
of your inexorable resolution
There were bridges in the mix a time ago
Feeble things whose support beams
shrunk to weightless flakes in arrears of
each advancing footstep
As in a dance of purgatorial reincarnation
you drowned in varied currents of regrets
upon return to this dilemma
Coward you were branded for your many deaths
but your face conforms
to the circumference of no mask
Your naivete refused to buy into
your principle of a reciprocated altruism
mercifully autonomous of character
and greased the grip your run relied on
for a favorable leap of faith
and enthused approval on arrival
Now you fear a future minus mainstream posture
in the wake of all the rocky friction
tattooed to your limbs upon escape from
wedgings in the chasms separating
the romanticism and disease of what you do
Lacking your security-exuding pose
you return to this mercurial vortex of options
You have jettisoned the loose avowal
that your instincts have not sold out
to trial and error
as a siren turns the tide and challenges
your battered but unaided body to be entertained
by fishing as it’s never been before

Steven Fortune

Steven Fortune

Steven Fortune is the author of five poetry books, and has appeared in several print and online publications, including a feature on CBC Radio. He has also served as a Head Editor for his publisher's company. Steven resides in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
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