Show

Your shoes don’t fit quite like I thought they would
your backpack weighs me down more than I knew it could
I gag at your clothes
I blow my nose
the theatre fills up rows upon rows
and I wish I could take this off
burn it to shreds without hearing a scoff
they don’t know what it feels like
how could they possibly know

so take your clothes – here
I don’t want them anywhere near
and take your shoes
they did not answer my clues
it was like walking on screws
one size fits all
only works in the fall
they don’t know what it feels like
how could they possibly know

is today the day it all catches up
the hours lost were hours gained
carry the one and nothing remained
wake up with muscles strained
chess pieces were David Blaine’d
because when you appear to disappear
only one side is overcome with fear
but they don’t know what it feels like
how could they possibly know

so tie your shoes tight if they don’t fit right
turn the world upside down
catch your smile become a frown
would you look at the sad clown
words lie and faces lie beneath
the sun deserves to see teeth
but they don’t know what it feels like
how could they possibly know
the theatre reeks of popcorn
time for another show.

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About Paul

This is the part where I'm supposed to write something interesting about myself and you'll read it and think, "That's not that interesting." So let's not do that and just think about pizza instead, on the count of three. One, two, three. Donuts. Now, wasn't that interesting?
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11 Responses to Show

  1. Miriam says:

    Ouch! Felt this one to my sole.

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  2. Quinn says:

    This reads like it could be a song. Do you ever put these to music?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Paul says:

      In my head I do. When I’m writing them there’s a beat in my head and a certain rhythm when I read it. But other than that, no. Instruments and I don’t know what to do with each other.

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  3. Barb Knowles says:

    Another deep one that I will read and re-read. And read again. There is so much here.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Thought provoking. Well done.

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