There are those of us who realize the truth


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I’m no hero. I’m just going day-to-day, swimming against a current toward whatever tomorrow brings. And you know, that’s enough. But, sometimes, everything gets to be too much. At times like that, I feel like this:


Painting walls with helium
so they’ll fly away
screaming at the color
as it dries and fades to gray
holding on to the walls
as they start to swim
I’m not the hero here
I just need saving

A little crazy, I could have just said. But, you know, not just saying it is kind of the point. Have a great day.

Something let them taste the same.


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It happens. It shouldn’t, but it happens.


dog in the basement
locked and chained
man sitting up stairs
not a drop of shame

he eats and drinks at night
and he eats and drinks all day
and all the while the dog
barely has a plate

dog in the basement
yipping at the wall
it needs to eat something
or the dog will be gone

the face of the world
it watches your days
and when you think you’re safe
it snatches them away
when you feel you’ve made it
the cable pulls taught

so don’t relax and think you’ve won
you’ve already been caught

May awful things come to awful things. May great days come to the rest.

So close to real, but you know the truth.


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Exercise is the point of many things we do in our lives. Sometimes, we go out and do it in the wild. Other times we just do it pretend.


Step after step
better with every rep
progress is out of breath
pushing towards adept

driving to get better
following the letter
resisting surrender
but just a running pretender

“Pretend”… I guess, it still works. It can’t be pretend if it actually works… Have a great day.

They panicked when they saw it.


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When something happens that is referred to without specific details, the term used could be incident.


Coins on the ground
bouncing all around
fallen down
screaming all around

metal on a roll
not caring where it goes
just heading off to who knows
while people keep on going

they’re screaming and running
eyes bulging up and
seeming to rub against
the world as they scrub

they are trying to forget
what it is that was said
what happened
and why it all was near them

Part of me wonders what happened. Part of me is glad I can still have a great day. I hope you have one, too.

The Week of Fingers – The Honorary Member


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You know, buddy, you aren’t really a finger. Oh, yes I am.

The Not A Finger

This finger isn’t a finger
this finger is a thumb
it gives a gesture to others
a gesture called thumbs up

The thumb just stands alone
there’s nothing else quite like
it swings this way and that
the strongest all the time

the thumb grants us grip
it sets us all apart
without this finger, humanity
wouldn’t be nearly what they are

You really are, most different of fingers, you really are.

The Week of Fingers – The Baby


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Undersized, but not forgotten.

The Classy Finger

The finger we extend
when we try to show class
that tiny little one
just beyond the ring’s stand

the pinky’s little purpose
could be said to have no weight
but all it does is class things up
when we carefully hold it away

Only with the first three, yes. Have a great day.

The Week of Fingers – The Glamorous one


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This one gets to show off more than any other.

The Bling Finger

This finger is the binder
it holds the greatest jewels
it never stands on its own
its guarded from fools

This finger gets the glamor
it gets all of the bling
it gets the ornaments we hold
shadowed only by the wrist

Rocking style, in every sense of the word. Have a great day.

The Week of Fingers – The Mean One


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The second finger isn’t nice.

The Hateful Finger

This finger is a mutiny
it never holds its tongue
it stands up straight and proclaims
I hate everyone!

This finger isn’t nice
it never lets others pass
it swings itself up before
and after we make our stand

This finger never stops
it twitches when held back
with practice you can calm it down
but it will sometimes revert back

My second finger is in prison. He gets out soon, though. Have a great.


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