March 26, 2021

Snake-Eyes



put all my gambling and potato chips in the middle of the table and rolled
my destiny came up dirty snake-eyes staring back at me with intensity

I was bankrupt-- busted on innocence, incense, and long on insanity

suddenly, peace shattered into ten thousand pieces and blew away in the north wind

and all the king’s horses and all the king’s men

ran away and cried wee wee wee all the way home under the orange sky

while I stumbled home again naturally

I wish I could live on a star, far far away from the craziness of today way far away

time is the ultimate shooting star here now then gone

gone in seemingly seconds but we still waste so much of it

the sun and its glare was harsh as life often is 

no pair of dark dark dark sunglasses helped

all these years had passed and I still didn’t know my own soul

the road kept calling to this wanderer and I always answered it

trying to run away from this perennial depression

I needed a tree to hug me real bad and tell me it was going to be alright

karma would come knocking on the door but I hid in the basement

behind the brown rusty heating oil tank not used in decades

go away - go away ////be quiet and it will go away

my life had all the gracefulness of an arctic ship crashing through ice

there was no love lost, no love found, no love anywhere around

like a cop, where was it when you needed it?

just wanted to go to bed and pull the sheets over my head

ten or twelve hours of unconsciousness was what was needed



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