L. B. Mek

In each neglected minute


A snide smile warps empathy’s humaneness 

A blank cheque soils innocence to subservience 

A sharp blade offers escape to a despairing pulse




A mother with child 

guides a partner’s calloused palm

to experience aliveness 

in vitality’s kicking magnificence




A blank page of fate begins anew, with

Hope enough to scribble yet another’s 

Life of ephemeral gaiety, Promising 

Ingredients aplenty, to ink yet more

Tear stained, Poetry 



© L. B. Mek

September 2022