Before I Be Careful

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
taken from my book, "Interstate Freedom"

Submitted: February 22, 2016

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Submitted: February 22, 2016



Before I Be Careful


Soon you will know my mind

Watch and see

As your spoon runs away from me

Often, the miracles of yonder

Beyond the bear traps

Hold no meaning

But if I weigh myself accurately

Could I have lost some weight?

In this pork belly town

I'll just stay here

Messing around

Finding no truth in anything

And yet, feeling sober

Even though I've drank a half a pint

And ate the worm that came with it

Maybe I'm not meant to feel drunk


I guess it's wrong

To carry on like I've been chosen

To wreck my life not knowing

Even Pinocchio could lie to me

And I would fall for it

Even if you can never hear me laugh

I know you would never dare to call me "mad"

Just let me sleep on my tomorrow

And watch as the word slips thru

__my finger tips

And as I bleed the pain

Even whatever I think of

__won't stop me from feeling dumb

It's war where nobody knows it's taken

But I should never care

I should not mind

And if I'm here for forever

What else could take my mind

__off of you?

As you lie there lying to me with your eyes

It's only a mistake

__to be on top of you

And yet we're beginning

We're just gonna be fooled into doom

Just not knowing

__another way

A better way to hold back the fucking

'Cause urges are urges

And if you say you love me

It's over

I'll catch you again

__the next time you turn a corner

Maybe you'll come inside my car

And maybe you'll take ev'rything too far

Killing me in the moment

__of becoming "nothing" once more


02-22-'16 #1

D. L. Cannon

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