When the crowd hems you in
and your mind locks you in
that’s the time to pull out the pin
and blow the grenade

you can’t save yourself in your
current situation
shut down
take a vacation
what tomorrow brings

and tomorrow comes
there’s a ringing in your ears
your eyes are clear
and you’re able to concentrate

the crowds in your head
no longer chant
that you can’t.
and you
know that this day
you can.

I’m not the only one
and neither are you
can all make it through
the dark times.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.