A momentary glimmer of light
flicker, dark, flicker.
Growing steadily stronger, quicker
bright, dim, bright.
What path is this,
that shows such promise then denies?
Teases and coaxes,
enticing me, with small lies.
I’ve done my share done my part
Felt the burn, the pounding of my heart.
Does the judge not care, not hear me wail?
I’m done! I’ve had it!
To hell with the scale.