nathan lyle

March 17, 2020

I imagine the rubber band,
feels pride when stretched by unseen hands
for how far stretched it gets without a break.
It's probably afraid the first few times,
before repetition creeps in and finds
a hope no better a meal would make.
With every stretch the doubt remains,
and it's only once fears have been wrestled and tamed,
that a stretch is finally just too stretched to take.