"The desert bears only a scathing sun, and nothing more."
"What about mirages?"

Saturday, November 11, 2017

It's who you know.

I never took the future seriously
Because I don't think
I ever thought
I would live that long
Now here I am
On the cusp of 25
And no closer to
Than when I was 18
I don't expect anything
And I am my greatest hurdle
And yet
I want more
I want to heal
But wanting something
Is not the same
As going
And getting something
And I have trouble
With the "doing" part
I don't lack ambition
I lack motivation
I don't lack intelligence
Or ideas
I lack resources
Don't tell me
All you need is
A modicum of talent
To make your way
In this world.
What I really need
Is a dish
Of privledge and opportunity
And a cocktail
Of prescription drugs
To take away my greatest hurdle
And to know
Someone who knows
Someone who knows


  1. Love the free flow of this one. This is a song JB.

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    I liked your poem! Would you consider starting a conversation about possibly publishing your work, if you have other writings like this? You can reach me at d.(my surname)@(my website minus www).com
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