Just Fine

When I’m even with the world
I forget the promises I made
in sorrow
I’ll build a monument vertical
I’ll take my eyes off of the horizon
or the sidewalk
or the bloody morning paper.
I’m not looking to strive
it’s not in my nature I guess
to fly so high I’ll melt my wings
and fall into the sun.

When I’ve been possessed
by the lust and the whirlwind
I’ve left so much past destruction
when I’ve finally patched and stiched
and twined
when I’m finally even
I come upon a peaceful feeling
and for me breaking even
is just fine.

I have walked beside the waters
looked at my reflection in a jest
saw the cold reality there
of how the joke will lodge there in
your chest
and knew I wasn’t prepared
for any type of success
for what is a man
even if he comes to passions early
going to do with prizes and hearts
if he does not accept that he is worthy.

I’m waiting for the next train
sitting here
for I know
the sending never ends
the story never ends
in one place even
in one place tempted
there’s another moment coming up the line.
I’m not sticking out my thumb
I’m not feeling any emptiness
for me breaking even
is just fine.

Just Fine

bill bell

Everett, United States

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