The cracks in the wall

How often
Is it that we
Hold in there
Against
A breach in the
Wall of our lives
And say with
Conviction
That the walls are
Sound?

But we know
That the cracks
Are forming
And all our attempts
To hold it
Back
Will mean no more
Than holding back
The sea.

And then
We realise
That all these
Barriers are
Never more than
A neat ruse
To stop up
The flood
And try to keep
Out what
Can never be stopped.

 

13/5/2016