I Don’t Want to Adult This Weekend

"Sentry" captured by Shawna Ayoub Ainslie

When did I
stop
looking forward
to the weekend

spirals on a napkin
drink hot coffee
saltwater scalds
the heart

the word no
for all the good
it’s done me
little

I’ve hit eject
too often
the spring
no longer coils

risks are weighed
against gold
and threads
from my blanket

security
uniformity
schedules
broken promises

I hammer away
can’t break through
the warped shield
holding him
in vice.

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Photo credit: “Sentry” captured by Shawna Ayoub Ainslie