Breaking Point

Everything has a breaking point:

Metal

Wood

Rubber

People

Elasticity only goes so far before it yields
and can’t return to the way it was before;
anything beyond that tempts breakage,
definitive destruction.


via Daily Prompt: Elastic

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Circle the Drain

It’s dizzying,
maddening even,
watching you
circling round and round.
I did my best.
I tried to help,
but you refused
and floated away
on another revolution
of denial.
I tossed ropes
and rings,
lowered a ladder,
until at last I accepted
that you have to
want out
before I can save you.


via Daily Prompt: Circle