SUMMERTIME RHYMES- # 27 “The Pain Incurred”

“The Pain Incurred”

I sit in places my Father once sat.

On the very chairs he sat on.

He is not there.

I don’t know where he went.

One day…

Not there.

Yet, the buildings he worked in,

And, the trains he took to get to those buildings,

And, the clocks he watched for years are still upon the walls.

He is not there.

I don’t know where he went.

One day…

Not there.

I sit in chairs.

Work in buildings.

Watch clocks.

I am still here.

I don’t know where I am.

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One day…

SUMMERTIME RHYMES- # 26 “I Don’t Want To Be An Obituary”

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“I Don’t Want To Be An Obituary”

Defined succinctly,
Without soul.
Some brevity,
Levity,
No chance for parole.
Death unencumbered,
The last liberty.
Periodical announcement,
Ten lines for a fee.
Surly summation,
Posthumously.
Made for the living,
The deceased are carefree.
Despite that truism,
Ultimately,
I’d rather be living;
Than an obituary.

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SUMMERTIME RHYMES- # 24 “Adjacent Anxiety”

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“Adjacent Anxiety”

It is a crime, unkindly,

To share your adjacent anxiety.

I was fine until you sat beside me,

And plied me with raincloud intensity.

Caught in a Charlie Brown reverie,

Your sucking up all of my energy.

Looking forward to when you’re away from me.

So I can regain a chance to breathe.

Spending your life in misery,

Affects others through adjacent anxiety.

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