Arctic Road

Downtrodden disaster

Dragging destitute through dirty drives,

The ice has broken through

And the hole is widening

As the whole is dividing

This trek, all too familiar

Along this arctic road

Is better left to

Colder men than I.

It’s breaking—

Broken, gone

Everything is cracking

At the seams—

Deep diving through the murk.

Heavy breaths hang

A crystallized admission

But no matter the passing

These burdens never lighten.

My latest contribution to the wonderful One Shot Poetry Wednesdays! Once you’ve had a look, check out some of the other One Shot Poets as well– they’re a skilled bunch of poets, looking to form a community and support one another.  Enjoy!

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11 thoughts on “Arctic Road

  1. a wonderful telling chris…lots of breaking going on around here…the burdens never lighten…no they dont though maybe we learn to carry them…

  2. Very well written in actions and descriptions with a melancholy tone. “Heavy breaths hang / A crystallized admission” Very bold lines. thanks for sharing your work.

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