When a loved one’s in need and miles divide,
time compounds the hurt inside.
The pain felt distance can’t hide.
The mind wanders far and wide,
Visions conjured amplify dread.
The voices within, anticipation bred.
Polished words redundantly said.
Perception altered in a scattered head.
Fantasy and reality bear casualty.
Tears shed overflow with charity.
Hopes guide tomorrow’s clarity.
End’s certain with endless certainty.
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