Poem – Darker (By Mike Matter)

by Mike MatterThe lights linger through the ache in my head and a smile flashes for an instant
The memory of a past and future to preoccupy me mindfully paces before my the end of day
and I type once more in victory and

defeat while settling for a middle ground

like a battlefield where the warhorse struggles in the barb wire of mediocrity
awaiting nothing and everything all at the same time