The Unnamed Protagonist

"The Electron Monster's Lament"

I try so hard.

Yet here I lie.

Letting my plans die.

I always lose hope.

Feeling like I want the sweet embrace of a rope.

I yearn for a blessing from the pope.

I wish to learn how to succeed.

Here I return to Zeus’, empty-handed.

Zeus; stubborn as always.

I follow Zeus’ command.

Yet I feel like I’m always last in the caboose.

I’ve always wanted to cut loose.

Here I lie.

Knotting the tie.

Letting myself die.

Published Nov. 20th, 2021