Viscous circles

Those feelings we reel in when
we’re reeling with pain,
I am guilty of casting that net.

If one cannot get blood from a stone
then I know that I am not that hard,
for I bleed with the need to feel
something more
than disgust at the blood on
the living room floor.

Nothing goes right when
it’s all going wrong
and it’s all going wrong,

join the cast
bring your own net
better yet
watch me bleed.

need is what?
something we get when
we want but don’t need
when the needy get nothing
but a slap down or a pat down
by the police?

and then I get lost in the maze
losing days here and there
but do you care what I need
when I need what you want?

© 2018, John Smallshaw.