A Broken Bulb

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

taken from my book, "In The Sand Traps Of Desire"

A Broken Bulb


I'm not beginning to understand

To whatever happened to all that's left

I leave my face hanging on a rack

I rack the points up and start to laugh

I find my world hilarious

Whenever I chuckle at anything

I'm brought to my knees in sickness

With my jaw dropping to the ground

The madness in my head swirming around

Is all the funniness that I can stand

Just let me break off like a light bulb

And crack into a million pieces


__I'll be fine

No reason to tell the night "goodbye"

I have all my reasons

Why I'm not alive

I feel the nothingness swallow me whole

I don't want to be asked how I am

Because an answer is too hard to find

If I knew myself better

Maybe it would be easy to remember

But I am just an old beat up truck

Beaten at every game

__that I can get myself into

There are no rules to be broken

If the hamburger keeps standing still

Like all the follies

That break

__like the bacon pieces

____that I seem to gobble all up

I never care to dare to venture

Over to anywhere pacific

Not to a place I don't know

So I sit at home and rust

Watch the walls breathe

__while I stuff my face in with junk

Am I too hungry to leave the house?

The garden of promises

Full of rotten dreams

__has a hold on me


__is that my own doing?

I'll grow pale in the light of day


After I am finally done

__living this way


08-13-'15 #2

D. L. Cannon

Submitted: August 19, 2015

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