Thursday, February 28, 2008

then a lifetime (American Sonnet)

until I saw your face
I had completely forgotten the time we went through
the same thing

almost.

hollow, clenched days trying to work and pretend

nights in a blue vinyl chair
in a green tiled room, still pretending

waiting for the end of what you know life to be

it's funny how fast things can change in an unfunny way
we were given minutes to prepare, then hours, then days, then weeks

you'd settle for miserable any-things and be GRATEFUL
given the alternative

I didn't anticipate or deserve
A Miracle

4 comments:

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Wendy said...

That's beautiful, Steakbellie.

katrocket said...

Really, really good stuff.

For real.

steakbellie said...

thanks
it's mostly based on horror though...