Rise up, obligations, devotions unclear,
hot shower, it’s pounding his scalp and slouched spine-
Surging anxiety fights despair and fear,
dull hope and wish that it gets better with time.
Back home, he collapses while craving a beer,
falls asleep to a funny game show “Whose line…”
The life he imagined is now dead and gone,
he’s lost all his dreams he can’t find a new song.