Monthly Archives: September 2016

Resolution Blues

Still looking for that musical accompaniment…

Off The Mat

If I could reach up and
keep the world held still,
I’d go back three days
with a two dollar bill.
Then I’d buy myself some time
to take a little rest
from all of this coincidence
and Mr. Barlow’s test.

If you could only look inside
your organ grinder self,
you would put your monkey down
and set him on a shelf.
Happiness is what you find
when you don’t have the time
for arguments and petty thieves
who’ve taken your last dime.

Don’t just walk on past me now
in your twenty dollar shoes;
take a chance and break the bank
there’s nothing left to lose.
You can see what’s left to find
inside your heart of stone
or cough it up and spit it out;
cause you don’t need that bone

stuck right down inside your throat
for all the world to see.
You don’t think it’s…

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Coming Home

I’m coming home.
My path has been so long
and my soul is so worn
I can barely feel the ground beneath my feet.
The sickness I feel is only matched
by the loneliness that never leaves
and the constant pain every day.
Time to lay this body down
and fly…

© 2016 Stephen Boothe 


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