pinky on the spacebar
with fingers at the ready
to speed away a plea through the sea of
float along under the codes and bugs
to appear with a flash and a ding
in hopes of stayin the hands
the shake on the other side
How could things pile up
crash up into such oblivion
as to bring about the
of a heart
How could they form bonds against us?
Tell us to love one and not the
Tell us it's not true, real, believable
What words were jabbed into his eyes
to blind him from any other outlets?
sets my mouth on fire from
the poisonous fumes.
Harmless but overrated
like the myths of daddylong legs
and alligators under Newark
Angst is a coral snake pretending
to be a coral snake
Angst is a rip in the primordial ooze
of the basest feelings
Triumvirate of sads, angers, contents
Something like red, blue and green
Something like the primary emotions
Mix together a blackness so deep
Walk down the blue halls of my
what but dreams?
Pulled apart by the ravenous
jaws of a
harmless coral snake
we can only judge from blacks and reds
and the yellows of a coward's belly
running from the truth that
not everything is as bad as it seems.
Pause over the spacebar
hold in a sob
hold in a strike to the wall
let out the breath that
lets him go.