The Glass Off

they lied to me
all those insistent mornings
& pushy afternoons
lulled me into thinking
it would always be this way

I got caught up in
a mindless gush of current
& could not see that
e v e n t u a l l y
the flow would
discharge me
into this slimy stagnant pool

sunk to my knees
I’ve been deceived
& left alone
to decay

they lied to me