not just the willows weep

easy tears today
cracks forming in the
hastily erected dam
spackled together
with elbow grease
and heavy dissociation
the groundskeeper
grows lackadaisical
doesn’t keep up
with necessary repairs
and this always leads
to simmering disasters
like easy tears
running through the
ashes of dreams
suffocating every pore
a hidden little boy
frightened by the
heaviness of silence
watching the makeshift dam
on the verge of collapse
with the fire of hope
burning that this will be
enough to drown him

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