Since It's Only "My" Life That I Can Live

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

taken from my book, "So Easy To Think"

Since It's Only "My" Life That I Can live


I screwed the bulb

Back into my mind

I turned it on

Still, there's no light inside

Not bright enough

I guess I'm just not smart

Enough to have an idea

Where the Hell

I am going to land

In this horror of a world

I pull my hair

And when that's not enough, I shave it

Sometimes feeble men's hands

Are no good

To think about that too hard

Would make no use

In the word "pointless"

But I will seize the day

When triumph blows up in my face

And I am forced into my rage

I gather worms and fall to the floor

Maybe madness

Maybe more

Maybe May will just be a month

Nothing more

And I will sip my pain

As I ignore her

Even more

Under blankets

Sweating even

Rapped in robes

Forgetting to sleep

I can't stand this

I will jump in the shower

With my mouth open

So I can drown

Nobody around

Nobody to find a dead body

Maybe I'll sleep in a tub all filled up

Submerged in water

Maybe I'll get dressed

And head down into the city

Where I can get some H.I.V.

Just by fucking anybody

I'll be racing my own thoughts

With the feelings I become

From time to time

Day to day

Night to night

Week to week

Month to month

Year to year

Decade to decade

Era to ear

I could go on

But I won't live much longer

I'm not a vampire

So can't go century to century

Now, if you'll excuse me

I've got a self to kill

While I dose up for the night

Without saying goodbye

Who could stop me

From just being a guy?

What's that supposed to mean, you ask?

Well, you know

Only women get what they want

And if that's just my own reality

Then grab me out of it

And put me into the real one

If you can


This is my life

And I'm taking it

Fuck this ride

I'm getting off

Screw the world

And you all


And can you remember to take the cookies outta thee oven?

I don't wanna burn down the house

Thank you

That is all


02-24-'12 #1

D. L. Cannon

Submitted: February 27, 2012

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