Lest we Recall

Put the baby down
and let us all feel less
angry about the state of the kitchen

the cooking remains uncleansed
fortunate developments were never prevented
but the sky breaks and collapses on our skulls

there were drifting
mists around feet

climbed though the thicket
uncertain if we can
but every step
may be a step
to freedom

every step
may be final

and away from all this