Close One Eye

Vintage Words


Unable to be victorious 

what happened so long ago

is too far away to blame

today's dilemmas.

Take it from the top: What if

I had not been born? If causation

had occurred without me

awake for so many decades

to alter the world?


No subject is too bizzare

to explore as the wee hours

scream obscenities

at nightingales.


Sleep deprived, I walk thoughts

into oblivion, no sleep here. 

I am denied that means to retract 

stresses vying to press the lids

closed, given better causes to

mischievously pry them open.





Author's Notes/Comments: 

Revised extensively. 

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