Paying to exist as consumer
Waiting to be game changer
Learning every step
Breathing every breath in Painguish.

Feeling so alone, yet
Knowing we’re all one
Staying true to course
In storming force of Rainguish.

I know for sure the why
I’m damned as free to fly,
It’s never knowing how
That causes all the Drainguish.

At least there’s love I’ve known
The heights that I have flown
I’ve tasted deeply, darkly, brightly
Love’s constant, fiercest Flameguish…

~JV 8-28-16