Smoke Break - Cold Coffee

well dressed mannequin
a woman to put to all that red
and someone somewhere is getting paid to paint trees

i need to slow down

yeah, i’m o.k. on this end
no california
someone’s getting paid to write my daydreams
i’m drinking from my dracula movie prop glass of blood to clean my kidneys
there is nothing in particular wrong with me

no pluto
this is the rain that warps the wood

no desert
my ‘for sale’ unflash half-drawn

there is some poet in you after all
it’s coming along

i miss my old, easy weekly work routine
clothes picked out for me
history book handed down, signed and dated
assigned to my desk
feet swinging – 7 in the morning
breakfast in the cafeteria
everyone had their own assignments
i didn’t do my homework

taking all those little things personally
nostalgia’s my default setting

my bad hair days
i tried to show her but she didn’t look
she only saw what i tried to keep from her
even what’s hidden from myself

i’m o.k.
even these octobers are older than i
where it wraps around
reading like pictures based on days in london
or a new springtime like the old one

keep looking
and what do you see? out loud

a long time catching up
a no man’s game
and a lack of how i envision the icescape

not a stranded island-warehouse after school
checking the clipboard…

please excuse my tardiness

“i’m here”
“are you there?”

i want to hold my tongue and let my blood run loud

“are you coming down?”
“may i come in?”

no moon
only lights

is she waiting for me there
against the spoiled-cold/starved-solid structure
or in a crowded room playing secret santa, and musical bar stools

Smoke Break - Cold Coffee

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Joined May 2012

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written march 24th, 25th, &26th on my trusty, new, used, electric typewriter

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