the ennui is like a swamp
listless and empty
five straight days
nothing to do but ride and wait.

sleep brings sad dreams
resist the urge to complain on social media,
just sit on your hands for christ sake
and wait.

now this heat, this humidity
this smoky room
feverish shuffle through thickness
a prolonged daydream
a valedictory kiss goodbye to a stalemate.

2016