taken from my book, "This Never Happened Before"

Winter Time Sanity


If I re-opened my mind

I probably wouldn't be here right now

The brain is such a dangerous thing

Always wanting to die

Being so dissatisfied

With life

That's so distorted

And don't rhyme much

Sits in ruins

I could crawl


Down on my knees

Lookin' so hard

__for a hit for free

But I would be starving

For a high

If I bent the spoon for a while

I'd be surely dying inside and out

All tapped out all the time

Resorting to sell all I have

Just for a bit of relaxation

Only to be sick

__and so full of it

My world on my back

Just a bony ass

And a laughing smile

When I speak with a grin

And turn off my senses

Just to be reluctant

I refuse to die

And I am not old

So I don't have to

You paint my face all over the sky

But if you hit my heart

__I will know how and why

I'm pierced with giggles

__up to my throat

When the summer comes

__I'm going to choke

Say goodbye to my mohawk

And be a slave again

To shaving my head all the way

So I'll stay skin and bones up there

As the morning picks me up

Out of the dirt

I'll be calling out to you

As you turn my life into

A peaceful place to be

I settled with sobriety

__so I'm

Glad you do not drink

I hit my knees to scribble words

And talk to the trees

__that don't even speak to me

They'll just move around the shadows

Maybe help the wind blow

A little harder

When you see me creeping close to "calm and quiet"

I'll be your man one day

When you finally want me to be

And maybe I'll grow

Just a little bit



02-28-'14 #1

D. L. Cannon

Submitted: March 06, 2014

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