In the mind there is a border-
The brave may cross, the cowards may lean, but
This is not an excuse to stay idle.
The word of the day is manacle–
It is something to avoid, or, if you can’t,
It is harsh here.
The rubble stairs are inviting,
The oil-slick coasts are full of moors
And every candle burns at both ends.
We are all of us Sisyphus.