September 2020 Poem: Joseph’s Star

I need it
I can’t live this
Confusing, harsh, and big world
I see the easy way out
Solving all my problems 
Leaving none

I do this
Can I climb out of
This trench six feet underneath
Reaching out and looking up
For when I go wish-
Ing on a
Shining star
Filled with hope and love
The ability to turn
Off those loud voices in my head
A balancing act 
A tightrope

Future un-
Limited with high hopes
Although the past, a dark cave
The future, an airplane, where
I can be soaring
Above the

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