Reminiscent of Lasagna

I chased you over the blacktop graffiti hills of your twisted imagination
where you played Beethoven’s fifth on boomboxes
like some inebriated dream
Radio Raheem wouldn’t think to need more D’s for.
The fact that you don’t get Spike Lee references is funny to me.
The fruited plains of your sanity were never that sunny to me,
but always pleasantly drizzling.
We dabbled in savagery, two heathens searching for greater meaning
sucking on cloves like artsy prostitutes needing to make a buck stretch
farther.
Life got harder, and stress was just one of the many things connecting you and me,
tying us together like genomes lost and found in the struggle.
Truly grateful for the music in the mayday of your depression,
because in trying times
we needed a lil’ something to dance to.
Something to fuck to.
Something to weep to.
Things we do just because we need to only seem important because somebody has told us otherwise.
But otherwise,
we wouldn’t care about the mundane things that make up
the Mondays to Sundays
back to Mondays again.
Reminiscent of lasagna,
for some reason.
Newspaper comics bled through
into makeshift tattoos
we implemented to induce laughs
when our stash ran low.
And when our stash ran low,
and we were forced to go without, you couldn’t ask me to
remember all the shit we talked about
but,
I do remember the laughter.
And how you stressed over the small things,
and I ignored the big shit.
Never content to wallow,
just hungry to do shit
that moved us from where we are
to where we’ll be.
Chasing one another over blacktop graffiti hills
painting our imagination’s collective
Laughing in light of.
Laughing in spite of,
from Mondays to Sundays
back to Monday again.
Still laughing.

Reminiscent of Lasagna

Shaquille Stewart

Montgomery Village, United States

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It’s reminiscent of lasagna because of Garfield if you were wondering

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