Monday, September 16, 2013

Waiting Room


Welcome to the waiting room
Make yourself at home
You will be here awhile
Sink into the chair
Upholstered with sweaty fear
Let it kiss you on the lips
Feel it clammy, moist

Welcome to the waiting room
TV for your distraction
Ads for life’s essentials
Sparkling dishes
Super bright shirts
Incomprehensible in your
Stunned state

Welcome to the waiting room
Hell’s ante room
No padded cell
To cradle your anxiety
Just walls, antiseptic smooth
From which your angst will bounce
Reverberating in yowling pain
  
Welcome to the waiting room
Where you watch hope escalate
Drop and disappear
Seeking to excavate some faith
Some remnant of a prayer to send
Up celestial hierarchy of angels, archangels
The Holy Ghost, Jesus and God

Welcome to the waiting room
Where doubt roots in vinyl tiles
Fertilised by frozen breath
This is the place, you learn to hate
Where you learn to build your smile
Muscle by contorted muscles
To hide your dread

Welcome to the waiting room
When he has passed
And time moved on
A fragment of yourself
Waits
Still

In this waiting room

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