Bad day
New hate
New anger
Same me

Boiling up beneath the lid
Temperature increasing
Steam building
Pressure rising

Steam fighting
Low whistle
Deep rumble
Water rising

Fire lit
Fire blazing
Anger stoked
Hatred building

New comment
Same disinterest
Same lazy daze
Same toothless grin
Same cold soul

Lid jumping
Steam escaping
Pressure abating
Not enough

Lid flies by
Viewers sigh
Words escape
I can’t erase

Suckerpunch
To the ego
To the soul
Here we go

Boiling over
Water sputtering
On the hot coals
Steam rising

Crushed ego
Trampled ideals
Destroyed persona
Injured being

Fire gone
Water calm
Steam escaped
I can’t erase

Triumph in sadness
Conquest in anger

Burnt skin
Distinct surprise
Distant eyes
Hidden rage

Torrent calmed
But not for long
A new comment
Brings it back

Bad day
New hate
Same anger
Same me

Here we go.

“Here We Go”
by Jacko Velt

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