Shanghaied.

Blue skies,

high highs,

then it’s all gone…

Closed eyes,

finalized,

rendered solemn.

Shanghaied,

hogtied,

to the bottom…

Blindside,

decried,

bigger problems.

That’s right,

just might,

never solve them…

Surprised,

scandalized,

by the outcome.

Demoralized,

demonized,

a conundrum…

conceptualized,

verbalized,

begging pardon.

Wide-eyed,

falsified,

ever outdone…

Ill advised,

characterized,

by the pondscum.

Incentivized,

portentous lies,

drab skies darken…

Satisfied,

pacified,

black hearts harden.