Another Other

Another Other

I had to take a nap today

I was completely exhausted

From trying to be someone I’m not

I guess that’s why some have to drink their coffee

I guess that’s why some have to smoke their pot

It seems we’re all one day thrown into this game

This game where so very few are winners

This show, this play, this fantasy world

Of lights, of sounds, of spinners

We’re supposed to act one way in public

Then be another whole other in bed

We’re supposed to smile like there is no tomorrow

Even when our past and our present are dead

We must laugh when we want to be somber

We must cry when we just want to leave

We must carry every one else’s burdens

While our own over Gibraltar we heave

 

Into the oceans of forgetfulness and naught

 

I had to take a nap today

I need one every time

I work to live out another’s poem

Instead of living out my own rhyme

 

Another Other

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Forceful and incisive, for me it exposes harsh truth that we’d like to pretend wasn’t there. I wish I could say I can’t relate to it but …

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    1. The good news is that the first step toward wholeness is recognizing the condition, seeing the truth. So it’s a good thing you’re seeing it :). Thanks for the comment.

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