Please Make ‘It’ Go Away

The familiar feeling descended
like the yellowed pages of
a very old, well read book.
He was comfortable, but not – happy.

He tried to find equilibrium.
Somewhere there was a balance,
Illusive as light fractured
through a cracked glass prism.
He knew that false happiness
is an illusion built on
A precarious foundation
that crumbles into dust
when scrutinized by a trained eye.
He knew the answer to
Alleviate the pain is as simple as this –
Productivity begins with
placing one foot in front of the other.