The Empty Bucket

Form: Free Verse

I don’t care anymore
I don’t care what they say
the old words of hatred that spew my way
as if their opinion matters
to me now
sorry, but I’m not bothered
that bucket
was emptied a long time ago
I grew up and left them all behind
to drown in putrid waves of self-righteous
as I am done
perhaps I should feel guilty
no, I do not
it is their loss
not mine
it’s my life now
and I live it my way
so the doors close
as the past hits the gritty path
of an empty highway

© JG Farmer 2019

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