The Arrangement

Thinking that I've found a way
To rearrange my sullen constitution,

I set myself to frame a happier
Conclusion to the passage of this day.

Rightly I remain in constant trepidation,
Fearing that the slightest tremor
Will collapse my good intentions.

People have a way of triggering
My base emotions—eliminate the cause
And a cure is soon effected.

Alone with my solution,
Will I find the tableau wanting?

©2016 Michael Fraley

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