my mind trampled
upon gone for a
ride dragged on the
road
my arms and chest
beaten
why do we live
like this with
segregation and
some people
the slaughtered
and some people
celebrating victory
why do we
imprison people for
doing no wrong?
me in my bathtub
with no family
around me
what world is this
that drives our gentle
hearts into solitude
cages
and imprisons the
different or kills
them

she made it funny
made it healed
it feels like I’m
swimming underwater
my nose full of
pressure
when I left the
building into the night
my eyes burned
as if going blind
a star over a
house
x-mas light strand
a star vanished
from the sky
I see it was
a white streetlight
gone out
god speech
again
a song on the
album that wasn’t
there before