Day 11: When You’re in a Mood..
I’d like to think I have rage,
But I’ve been calm my whole life.
What if I don’t have the necessary anger
To desire an organ? A throat?
To remove your teeth?
To remove just one tooth, without permission?
I want that sort of thing in my back pocket.
I like the idea of it being there –
A cold, violent power.
Here we are.
Day 12: Chinese IKEA
Surging, sweeping people pushing
All along aisles and alleys
People pressing – crowd control
Unlikely, unstoppable – universally un-doable
Plodding people stopping suddenly
Someone sees something shiny
Carts collide, mumbling masses
Don’t dare delay – drive
Forward forever! Buying behemoth
Carries cash, check, credit
Hey, hurry! Yes, You!
Escape! Employ Emergency Exit!
Day 13: Daydream Believer
One day I spied a handsome man
Walking down a beach.
I tried to walk along his path
But he stayed out of reach.
A foolish goal to chase this dream
As he would never stop.
Oasis on my mental shore
A flask with not one drop.