by Debbie Camper

Pressure and tension gurgles and bubbles
A stirring up of ideas and trouble
An invisible steam
Clamors to the seam
Breathing out
Through the mouth
Pushing from within
Eager to win
But silence escapes
Another mistake
With empty air
And no one to care
Still as if it never was
Slipping to where it always does
It all turns back into endless water
To await its chance to fulfill its charter
And hopes for the day it makes it to the outside
Instead of staying trapped, compressed, on the inside

Photograph by Lum3n, courtesy of license.