Poetry

Existential Ennui

Photo by Sharilyn Neidhardt
Photo by Sharilyn Neidhardt

Her hands clutch desperately;
her eyes tense, tears easing:
her heart bleeds in her breast;
her breath bates heavily.

Waves of weak despair crest
and break across her brow;
rain slates upon the shield
of glass she gazes through

musing on its meanings,
unable to accept
frustration, fate, her lot
rudely ripped from her–

existential ennui
in the Target parking lot.

Omar Willey was born at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Seattle and grew up near Lucky Market on Beacon Avenue. He believes Seattle is the greatest city on Earth and came to this conclusion by travelling much of the Earth. He is a junior member of Lesser Seattle and, as an oboist, does not blow his own trumpet. Contact him at omar [at] seattlestar [dot] net