Why Is It "O.K."?

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

Submitted: December 19, 2015

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Why Is It "O.K."?

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The power to feel so content

While pissed off at the same damned time

That ev'rything

__isn't right

The make-believe thoughts of college years

Moving past my would-be peers

__at the speed of "slow"

Slow enough to holler a cat call to

A dirty little prostitute or two

The knowing that it just feels so wrong

But not knowing how to carry on

I'm cornered into acceptance

__of every situation I'm put thru

Near the likes of me

__it's no good

Took a look at time I spent

__perched up on a bench

____blowin' clouds

______like Mickey Mouse

________on a rampage

__________trippin' over strings of spaghetti

I'm not done

I'm more than ready

Ready to tear my own hea off

And run down thee ally ways

Just let the poison reach me

Here

__where I am

Here

__I'm a man

There

__not so much

I've been toyed with so much

__over there

____that it makes be a boy

So slap the silliness off

__of your own damned face

Because you look so silly

__with your mind gone to waste

I'll chop the rest of you up for you

Since you can't even do that right

And in thee end

__you'll be just like me

"A freak on a short leash

Like a pet bein' malnourished"

To the death we will fight

And one of us will die

But who's to ay it's either you or I?

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12-13-'15 #1

D. L. Cannon


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