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Black Box

I am curious to know
what happens on the inside.
Are we busy
making progress,
or are we lacking,
going backwards?
Is there something that we need?

Though I watch with wary eyes,
I see no clues.
Pictures avail me nothing,
and the card I draw is blank.
Healing is inevitable,
but I want it fixed today.

I dare not hold my breath
or count the minutes.
Scratches on a calendar
only whet my appetite:
today, tomorrow, next week...

So I sit here, still in ignorance,
(wishing, guessing, hoping),
curiosity left unsatisfied
about what goes on inside.

This is a Three Word Wednesday post.


Anonymous said...

yes, twould be good to know, rather than waiting to find out.

November 27, 2013 at 2:41 PM
Sheilagh Lee said...

oh the curiosity of what's in the box wouldn't we all like to know.

November 27, 2013 at 5:45 PM
Old Egg said...

How many of us must ask ourselves that question too. Once ignored when we were younger, tiny pinpricks of worry now develop into a map of roads that go to places yet undiscovered. This is a much darker piece for you Ann.

November 27, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Jae Rose said...

What an interesting perspective..i guess we are essentially living black boxes..once the questions nudge at your thoughts it's hard to fly free..maybe the discomfort comes with a dread of knowing rather than not..

November 28, 2013 at 12:51 PM
Alice Audrey said...

I have often wished for a magic wand that would let me look at what's going on inside, just to see why things are the way they are. And I don't have the excuse of a fracture.

November 28, 2013 at 5:10 PM
Ann (bunnygirl) said...

@Alice: You're the first to guess that although I wrote this to work on a more esoteric level, it's really about my frustration with not being able to see what's going on with my fracture. :-)

November 28, 2013 at 5:29 PM

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