Nov. 15, 2021

It’s Not Enough

Can’t place this feeling
Of wanting to leave…
Is it a wanderlust,
or have I nothing left to give?

I’ve worked hard
and made my way
but there’s nothing here
that makes me want to stay.

People lay down roots,
but mine are torn and rough;
And those I give to only take -
It’s not enough, it’s not enough.

Get me outta here,
Just get me outta here.

Not enough to keep me here,
Nothing ties me down,
Not enough to make me sure
Nothing I will still endure.

I’ve left before,
I’ve moved on to more,
But now my heartstrings press
For simply …less.

I’m lingering here,
But my mind is away,
On a distant shore,
With not a care in the day.

Kira Braun