I knew some people, just like you
Not just like you but as you do
Drinkers of bottles, quite a few
Sniffers of dust and of glue
Shooters and cutters thought they flew
North or South can’t beat the heat
An army of one can’t beat a fleet
Running noses and stinky feet
The world’s colder on the street
Luxury’s just a clean white sheet
In the dark without a clue
Off the bus short a shoe
Just one beast in this zoo
Why are all the colors blue?
Life is odd, just like you
Autumnal sunsets, nothing new
Clouds ablaze and sky deep blue
Second looks, few hold dear
There’s other thoughts this time of year
Weather’s changing and holidays soon
The race for home before the moon
There hunger’s fed and cozy bed
Rise with the sun, its path we’re led
Orange and yellow now out of reach
Pinks and purples fade to peach
Lilac hues whither to gray
Stars above end the day
Go out with a bang
only when the direction
you’re propelled is up!
Round rooms bear no corners,
nowhere good to hide.
Square rooms ply the angles,
walls trap inside.
The outside brings false solace,
space to vast to win.
Time lost is vanished,
trapped within one’s skin.
Light begins to fade
Lids begin to fall
Pain begins to wane
Love shared with one and all
- Dedicated to health care providers and caregivers of which my wife; Betty was one ❤