Half measures

So then
we’ll just carry on
getting along
being friends?

light bends, but
I break and if you take me
too far or put me out of your reach
unable to be taught or for anyone to
teach me right from wrong
so then,
we’ll just carry on?

I rise from the horizontal
to you I’m full frontal,
it would be peculiar if
I wasn’t perpendicular
to the horizon
your eyes on me?
averting the vertical?

© 2017, John Smallshaw.