via Daily Prompt: Encrusted

Barnacles we gather
navigating life,
unable to shuck
what we’ve collected;
slowing us down,
dragging through heavy currents,
forward momentum stalling,
beginning to drift.

Encrusted are our lives
when ill-maintained,
when distraction
becomes purpose
and meaning is lost;
the shell becomes us,
the mask defined,
locking away the dreams of youth.


One comment on “Drag

  1. sandyjwhite says:

    And it is all too easy for distraction to become purpose!

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