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October 17, 2021


slip away in the wanderlust of an august night
stifling-sweat inducing mother night

by the light of a blood moon high in the sky

and all you got in your pocket 

is stupid youth and silly dreams

you can live on that but only for so long

but one day !serendipity!

sultry summer gives way to wicked winter

in front of the megastore you hit the floor

slip on some ice and go down like a circus clown

fall to the ground witnesses all around

slip and fall sue em all

habeas corpus, ipso facto, nightmares, suffering, lost wages

settlement should have you set for life

now you’re parking the 21 footer into the slip

sipping champagne lunch buffet at the marina

then it’s the platinum blonde with the hair that don’t quit

slipping into something more comfortable 

romantic evening on the 53rd floor

city lights blinking rhythmically below it all

soon boredom is seeping in like dampness in a basement

slip trip and skip a rope

slip away with the mistress to vegas

betting on black when you should have been betting on red

hitting on 16///BUSTED!

a full house beats your house in disarray

bringing endless ramifications and financial complications 

that pretty blonde -- has moved on 

now all you’ve got again is that moon

and pockets full of nothing

you’re sliding down a slippery slope

clutching cheap wine in brown paper bag

mumbling to yourself some epic in your mind diatribe

back up to a concrete underpass

with the roar of semi’s and occasional siren your soundtrack

slipping into the clutches of darkness 

soon slipping into a coma for a long long sleep