always there. (a poem)

always there. (a poem)

turned on pendant lamp
Photo by Burak K on Pexels.com

reliable light switch,
always in reach
on and off,
like the sun’s daily ride,
always in reach
on and off,
one day the bulb flickers
causes a moment pause,
always in reach
on and off,
some years later flickers again
and then just off,
reliable light switch
forever gone.

notes: I was on my exercise bike and this came to me as one of my basement lights went out, sure, it was flickering, it was on for so many years, and flickered on occasion, and then was out completely… you do the math, if you know what I mean, there is more to this poem internally as well if you unpack it visually…

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