Zero

by Xaque   Jan 1, 2021


All energy adds up to zero

We learn to value life through
our egos

Introspection is our window

Pop the hood to see why there's smoke
billowing out of my pinto

All energy adds up to zero

The way we learn to call that straggler
a weirdo

Push it to the shade
and roll down all the windows

Use my backpack as a pillow

All energy adds up to zero

The nothingness humbles my ego

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  • 1 month ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    Effort/exertion/energy adds up to zero. What is the point of effort when the results mean nothing? When the exertion creates a travel that is stationary or returns you to the same point - what is the point? Energy like a flame is useless, unless wanted, or appreciated, otherwise it is pointless.

    The format of this poem is pleasing. It allows the reader to digest and reflect. Using the same 'owes' in each rhyme works well too. My Favourite couplet:

    "Pop the hood to see why there's smoke
    billowing out of my pinto"
    ^
    This made me smile. I've never owned one, but the imagery was affective.

    Nominated for the weekly contest.