#NaPoWriMo2020 #19 – Troy’s slow descent into Hell

Fences – Act Two, Scene Four

In the denouement our classic warrior
(Such is the tragedy that was his life)
Loses all that was once near and dear.

The cherished love of his wife is broken
After her decision to not refuse
The result of his infidelity.

He loses the respect of his son,
So long assumed, compelled by fear,
Never inspired by true affection.

His best friend doesn’t come around
Any more, not even for a Friday drink
That once satisfied a parched thirst.

Finally, abandoned by his own sense
of taste (Yes! A multiple metaphor!),
He is left to swing aimlessly at all
Those fast balls on life’s outside corners.

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One thought on “#NaPoWriMo2020 #19 – Troy’s slow descent into Hell

  1. Pingback: Some thoughts on this read of Fences (04.19.2020) – August Wilson's American Century Cycle

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