A broken family is briefly united
at the Top of the Town
Having finished their banquet
the silence is thick
with unspoken things
Eyes fixed on harbour lights
and the bottom of glasses
wishing they were somewhere else.

A writer with all the world ahead
hangs from a garage ceiling
leaving a note that said
'too many expectations'.
In a car with gases seeping
disappointment comes creeping
a life full of promises
no longer worth keeping.
All the pain has come to this
solitary moment of hopelessness.>>
          (Artwork Paula Novak)