15/12/2016 Just clearing out the mess of my mind and finding some jewels buried in there, beneath the detritus...
My neck snaps as I turn...
was it my name I heard just now?
The quickly cooling house cracks,
a loud snapping noise,
like a giant flexing his knuckles,
gettin' ready for a fight.
The crickets outside
rubbing their legs in an excited,
but repetitive, percussive song
of how they're gonna get laid.
Oh yeah, baby, they are the best six legged lovers
you ever did see.
...that balloon, that symbol of
joy and hope and child-like fun.
That prize of toddler's hearts...
floating away on a gust.
My falling face endlessly apologetic.
I am sorry, kid.
I wish I had been more careful
with your dreams.
I would never crush your spirit