Commiseration

We live in the shadow

Of a metaphor,

.

Clashing with a synonym

Or two or three

.

Spelled differently,

Pretending

.

Struggles are engagements

Movements are crusades

.

Oh, no!

 .

I blamed the years

and terminal disease,

.

Because I can

So they will only face me

In commiseration,

.

Like hard truths and

Bitters pills

.

Unswallowed.

.

© Ben Ditmars 2016

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