It’s Always Something
Suntans and lube.Your hopes were high,But you said something despicable.It’s always something with you. Suits and skirts.Opportunities for advancement,But you had one too many scotches.It’s always something with you. Tuxedo and a wedding gown.Chintzy decorations and bold vows,But you shattered your true love.It’s always something with you. © 2023 Jeff E. Brown. All rights reserved.
Don’t let them tell you off.This world doesn’t appreciate you,But that’s alright.You’re a spotlight,Whether they like it or not. © 2023 Jeff E. Brown. All rights reserved.
We’re the crossover episodeNobody ever asked for.Watched, but wished away.Like our parents did back in the day.“Go away, little one, go away.”It shouldn’t still hurt so much.But the pain is my constant companion.And I need one, no matter what.I can’t make it alone. The road ahead is unknown to all,But incredible hardship will be waiting.Waiting…
Breathe in and release.Alive, yet so alone.This place feels so empty,Even as I look out on the teeming crowds.Perhaps it’s my genesOr the look of my face? I reach out and nobody’s there.I’m open to it allAnd expect so little in return.But my days endWith breathe and release.Breathe and hope against reality’s tide. © 2023…
Hammer and tongs.A distant horn blows.There’s fog on the horizon.The North Star still gleams.What about you and me? A brilliant sun settles over our land.The colors of spring are here.The flowers smell like life.From the bed I can tell the dinner is ready.What about you and me? Is it over and out for our tempestuous…
“She’s capable, right?” Harold went straight to the point, with a stern mustache twirl for emphasis. “Quite. You’ve got nothing to worry about. It’s all secured. Physically and electronically. Guaranteed.” He held out his hand and Harold gave it a firm shake in recognition of their new partnership. “Gil, update me as soon as it’s…
Wild animal thoughts.Feelings you can’t hope to ever control.You are untamed. A day without boundariesWas exactly the reset you needed.Losing yourself to find your soul. A gift others will envy,But it is all for you.You’re antithetical and bold,Resilient and sharp as a sword.You hover and waitTo be released back into the pride. © 2023 Jeff…