The Circle - XIII - Ben.
His mum kowtows to the contempt reviled
splitting him from his father's jealous eyes.
Outwardly adult, inside lives a child
cowering in fear ahead of what he denies.
Green and sick, his bandy legs feel the cold
as he trudges to Pam's group for cover.
His split with his girl and his life uncontrolled
feels like this time he can never recover.
"Is this the end? Is it time to submit?"
In his mind's eye he sees his two wrists slit!