Friday, October 21, 2016

Vain Valentine

Steel tools ringing on cement
Garage floor early morning mechanic
But who remembers that sound anymore
What morphine do we take
To blot out the pain of others
Where are you going with this
Brief seizure of proof
Only to have it melt away again
My Friday to-do list of don’ts
Like an objective test with four
Possible but only one correct answer
All of the above because it’s all
So much below me in a way
That makes me both proud and vain
Proud to be among you
Vain to think we’re sane

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