“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.” –Thoreau

14 September 2011

Migraine poem.

THE RENT

paying
the rent some
times
feels like we
re look
ing down the barrel
of a loaded
gun

cliche and pain
ful in the same
empty
ways

the means beyond
that work
ing poor
that fragile
static

unclear
unwanted

paying hospital bills
with our blood

which
we discover
means less than we
think

you laugh

the gun
fires back

and you can
not make
be
lieve

not the way
that you used to

that
well
ran
dry

too







Poetry lives in my head, even when my head is killing me. Sometimes getting it out of there helps.

Blessings.