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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Weekend

Moments drip together like a warm ice cream; on this sticky, putrid night...
August can go straight to hell; it's October that's in my sights...
Fall away these redundant times, as I drown in Thursdays...
Mimic happiness thrown like a life saver, longing for Saturdays...


Monday, August 22, 2016


Got to work late...
Got something black on my white shirt...
Monday greeted me harshly...
Another day in which to hurt...
The weather has a subtle hint of fall in the air...
I caress the idea of a weekend; yet I am miles from there...
Waiting on pay day with bated breath...
Trying to keep the lights on and avoid death...
Smoking my cigarettes lightly as to not run out...
The store said no more credit, so I am trying another route...
Working 50 hours a week; just trying to get by...
Lunch break is over... Those 30 minutes really fly...

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Tired Heart


The broken glass cuts me as it falls to the floor...
Perhaps a slight pain in my chest; maybe more...
My arm goes numb; is that OK?
Just leave me alone here where I lay...
It's so hard to breathe in this thick air...
Please help me up to sit in the chair...
Don't call 911 or make a fuss...
A hospital seems so superfluous...
It's probably nothing; I'll be alright...
Just go away! Sorry to be impolite...
I'll go see a doctor if my pain gets worse...
At the very least, I'll go see the nurse...
Where are you going? Can't you see my distress?
I have people to see and sins to confess...
My heart is giving; can't you see?
Promise to bury me under the old oak tree...







Thursday, August 04, 2016

Today



The songbird sings glorious tributes to the morning sun...
All the trees sway in the gentle, August breeze...
The light glistening on my gun...

The children laugh and play; having the time of their lives...
The dogs smile at the blue sky...
I wonder where I put my knife...

The lone candle lights the way down the long, dark hall...
Should have paid the power bill..
Bought a bible and alcohol...

And as the storms of life come crashing down,
I sit with a broken umbrella in a wet hospital gown...

I go from gratitude to utter dismay...
Perhaps tomorrow won't be another today...














Saturday, July 23, 2016

Dad

The tarnished brass whistle lies in the corner as a testament that he was here...
Fading memories float like transparent leaves...
As I pass the mirror he sometimes glances at me only for a moment...
He is alive in my walk...
In the small nuances...
In the summer breeze...
In my aging heart...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Remember


When I finally escape this vessel, and my soul is free, what then?
Will my questions be answered? Will I move on? Will I begin again?
Floating through the summer air like a feather in the wind...
Will I remember the ugliness of this earth?
Will I remember when I fell in love? Will I remember your grin?
Will I dissipate like the clouds or linger like a rock?
Will I mingle with the snow flakes or lounge on the dock?
Will you remember ME when I escape this place?
Will I remember YOU as I look down from space?

Monday, June 20, 2016

Stupid Little Boy


I look at a young, timid boy looking at me from behind the glass...
I give him a half smile as he quickly looks away...
I have become a cynical, old man with happiness well behind me...
I envy that youthful boy sheepishly cowering behind the glass.
What adventures await him...
The experiences of love, rebellion, and the pure kind of freedom only afforded to the young...
Stupid little boy...
He knows nothing of what awaits him, as the sudden realization of REAL LIFE sets in with old age...
He has no clue of the true reality that will eventually envelop him like darkness...
I wipe the moisture off the mirror and the boy has vanished. .. That old man once again makes eye contact... God how I miss that stupid little boy...

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