Not on

Overwhelmed
at the end of my rope
under a black cloud–
beyond my capacity
beneath my ability
between a rock and a hard place
(Back) against the wall
(facing) into the wind
upon my knees, hoping.

Behind the curve
around the bend
beyond my means
beside myself
Without a clue
about to crack
at the end of my rope
at wit’s end
after a fashion.

In too deep
inside my head
instead of on–
on top of
on my game
on time
on a tear–
off my rocker,
off, not on.

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5 thoughts on “Not on

  1. poet with a day job

    Nice list poem…I like getting to the ending. And I also liked getting this poem today, since I’m in that boat.

    Reply
  2. alejna

    At least you areamong friends.Such a clever poem. I love all your prepositional idioms.I hope that you are feeling better.

    Reply

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