Circumstance Permitting

Pathological ‘meanies’ amplify discomforts,
hard to imagine obstacles
met with the greatest care,
left with only a ghost
of hope so sorely needed
out & about in stormy weather

Venturing forth with random abandon
I curse the ancient demons,
loathe to accept disgrace at face value
never letting go of my spirit for high adventure
and the self-satisfaction
riding on the future of natural selection