Who am I kidding when I say
when the honest answer is
"I choose not to?"
Forced into a box
Too small for me
Watching with disbelief image after image:
me standing, then forced to crouch, later kneel.
Resisting the relentless force, succumbing, energy waning,
fighting the inevitable.
Finally wrestled into a tiny, hurt, painfully, uncomfortable thing.
Lid slammed on.
Nails hammered, angry and final.
The unseen force deaf to my weak pleas
now whispered from the suffocating dark.
My dream pinpoints with clarity
a forceful wakeup call to the mental anguish experienced in my workplace,
professional skills stifled constantly.
The choice to leave not easy
the healthful, long overdue decision is tough.
A Drabble is a story told in 100 words. No more, no less.
A river of stones is a project started by Fiona &Kaspa to encourage people to engage with the world through writing. In 2011 they invited people to join them in writing a small stone each day during January.