desire remains

desire bulging inside of me like a

whole universe of yearning

wanting desperately to break

out but remain bound forever

 

wanting satisfaction

satisfied to want

prospective outcomes soothe the burning in my presence

the stifling flame that darkens

light and progress deliquesce in its wake

desire remains. Always.

comforting and coy

 

my heart beats like the rampage of

sneakers slapping ghetto sidewalks

Get Out Alive Get Out Alive

don't leave us please

 

it's too much too much

this constant tug-of-war

self-destructive and unmanageable

without ignorance

which only feeds

the flame when scarfed down to eagerly