At the jagged end of the future (Cartoon tunnels on walls)

this mouthful of concession

can only be relieved

for moments -


       back into the air

       for only as long

       as we can

       keep from breathing.

but as days meander

like jigsaw pieces

finding their place

amidst shambles,

the whole

becomes eerily discernible -

       like water on stone,

       we land, only to be


       at the jagged end

       of the future.

and oh! we were once

dressed with things to come,

with a hope

of one day,

maybe someday

becoming a sum

greater than its arts.

but what was painted

is insufficient -

       just cartoon tunnels

       drawn on walls.

View grahf's Full Portfolio