Stone Necklace

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Stone Necklace

There remains a bit of sun in the stone around my neck.
A touch of sand, a hint of breeze upon a sunburned deck.

I catch a flash of turquoise sea, a wisp of sapphire sky.
And if I focus really hard, I hear the waves roll by.

And in the weight that sits within the stone around my neck
Settle dreams and scraps of hope in every little speck.

How fortunate, I realize, on days when I sit still
I have a stone around my neck whose memories never will.

Drown Myself

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Drown Myself

I’d drown myself in whiskey,
Except I have to drive
And I suppose I’m better off
Sober and alive.

I’d drown myself in kisses,
Except I have no beau
And I suppose I’m better off
With no one else in tow.

I’d drown myself in water,
But that would be cliche
And I suppose I’m better off
Living one more day.

I’d drown myself in sorrow,
Except I have no tears
And I suppose I’m better off
When I can summon cheers.

I’d drown myself in darkness,
But I’m so fond of light
And I suppose I’m better off
With a little vim and fight.

I’d drown myself.
I’d drown myself…
But I have much to do.
And I suppose I’m better off
And so, I bet, are you.