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Mar 31 · 95
Fight or Flight
mikecccc Mar 31
or freeze
as a defense
it lacks
nature or nurture
my father was a brick wall
my mother
never taught me to fight
that explains it right
Fight or Flight
be a deer
such an enthralling sight
white light the way to heaven
Mar 30 · 30
mikecccc Mar 30
Green rider
ride away
from me and mine
not just disease of the body
god forbid
in you're wake
as your herald
who needs that.
Mar 30 · 32
Apocalypse how
mikecccc Mar 30
the world is burning
what else is new
oh ****
is this
what Billy Joel meant
cause I don't play with matches
A childish thing
to play
with dangerous things
is it kids these days
I should blame
for the state of things.
Dec 2019 · 61
mikecccc Dec 2019
I want what you have
is that so wrong
I want to have
and you to not
maybe that is wrong
I don't need much
I'm no glutton
just enough
to know
I've made it farther than you.
Dec 2019 · 82
soporific couch
mikecccc Dec 2019
the days weight
is a bit much
the doorbell rings
I try to rise
I can't even open my eyes.
Jun 2019 · 63
death of us all
mikecccc Jun 2019
The wrong green flourishes
political gardeners
fields of prize winning weeds
you'll **** us all.
you who
I am Legion
too many to prosecute
things will change
but will it be enough .
May 2019 · 392
mikecccc May 2019
It's easy to break stuff
It may seem oxymoronic
It may be
But I think the most
way to fix things
Is to break things
On A very large scale.
To fix by breaking
Not impossible
So I've heard
May 2019 · 57
mikecccc May 2019
Vague Ominous
All powerfull
So they claim
not one several
Not many
Whatever shall WE do
Suffer probably
The strength of many
Never seems like enough.
Feb 2019 · 115
Another day
mikecccc Feb 2019
Life is short
so they say
they say A lot
billions of seconds
leaking from my hourglass
staunch the bleeding
thats not plausible
anyway it's just Tuesday
Life is short
so i'm told
but don't worry
it's only relative.
Feb 2019 · 119
mikecccc Feb 2019
To the side
another everything
to the other another
the only difference is degrees
A little better A little worse
Could I fill the shoes
of the best version of me
would it be wrong
to steal from myself
I don't have A goatee
So I can't be the evil me.
Nov 2018 · 207
Civil war
mikecccc Nov 2018
We the people
Can't agree
Not even to disagree
Be right or be left
South or north
I can't say
United states
Without smiling.
Oct 2018 · 106
human spirit
mikecccc Oct 2018
the artist attempts
to show us more
They fail
this is all their is
amazing as it is
it gets so boring.
Sep 2018 · 127
mikecccc Sep 2018
Who am I To say
all the faithful
are fools

A nonbeliever
could be more diplomatic

Respecting your right
to believe untruths
how long can that last
can we agree to disagree
on the fundamentals of reality
historically never very long.
something nothing
in this day and age
does it really matter
Jul 2018 · 581
mikecccc Jul 2018
What wouldn't I give

For a little bit more

Where does it end
The wanting
When you have enough
What is enough.
You need lessons
Enough is taught
By ma pa
And society at large.
Apr 2018 · 109
i'm sure
mikecccc Apr 2018
Dead men tell no tales
but the living are happy
to tell tales for them
Apr 2018 · 238
mikecccc Apr 2018
A noose of cars
waiting to order
waiting for orders
time is wasting
while the crew scrambles
"this is unacceptable"
the frequent flyer
reminds me.
Mar 2018 · 240
the calm voice
mikecccc Mar 2018
Who is that creature
I can hear the calm voice
but can't see the body
how can you be still
in these shaky days
are you calm
cause you're joking
are you an actor
are you a fool
can I be one?
Jan 2018 · 137
It's easy to mock
mikecccc Jan 2018
I see something silly
I laugh
Serious sincere
I see deep naivety
Dreamer dear friend why
I try to ask
But the laughter won't stop.
Jan 2018 · 137
5 years time
mikecccc Jan 2018
In half a decade
Where will you be
Having consulted
My crystal ball
I can say with certainty
Oct 2017 · 285
mikecccc Oct 2017
Harbinger says
the end is nigh
but it always is
each day it's closer
does that matter
why fear the inevitable
cause it's scary
some days.
Oct 2017 · 260
no ink spilled
mikecccc Oct 2017
it remains unwritten
but we know
how it is
how they usually are.
Oct 2017 · 262
mikecccc Oct 2017
the cogs spin
doing what
they were made to do
they catch every so often
but the machine continues.
Oct 2017 · 382
mikecccc Oct 2017
I want the truth
but you know
you can't always get
what you want
so i'll accept A decent lie.
not a great detective.
Sep 2017 · 364
Troubling dream
mikecccc Sep 2017
Bubbling cauldron
Of the unconscious
Produce something nice
Or if your feeling generous
All I see in the dark
Is vagueness.
Sep 2017 · 229
mikecccc Sep 2017
I saw you today
For the first time
The hundreth time
But the first time
I really saw
you are not
Who I thought
Suppose that's my problem.
Sep 2017 · 343
mikecccc Sep 2017
after the end
what will I see
a groundhog day loop
I fear
it sounds hellish
repetition makes me twitchy
but burning alive forever
doesn't sound fun either
what about nothing
nothing sounds nice
it would probably grow old
suppose i'll see.
Aug 2017 · 180
Drown in ink
mikecccc Aug 2017
black pool
pull me down
fill my hollow chamber's
with something
words would be nice
good ones please
I would sacrifice my mind
at the inkwell alter
if only I could find
the right guide.
Aug 2017 · 217
mikecccc Aug 2017
Seen from afar
The blurs dance
A gray kaleidoscope
If you will
Even if you don't
Is it an
Equal view or apathy
Does it matter
Would contacts
Make it better.
Aug 2017 · 106
mikecccc Aug 2017
White nationalists on the lawn
not really new
my neighbor proudly waves
A confederate flag
but they aren't on TV
trump was unhelpful
monocles fell in surprise
we can all agree
on nothing
nothing new.
many can agree
for the moment
Aug 2017 · 257
It shouldn't matter
mikecccc Aug 2017
it does
A sincere shrug
it is what it is
why is that?
of gravity?
Jul 2017 · 561
the ghost left
mikecccc Jul 2017
you were never here
and now
you're gone
what could have been
never was
never will be
always more figments
maybe one that's wittier.
Jul 2017 · 250
can you unlearn
mikecccc Jul 2017
as in to remove
what you have learned
the wrong coping technique
I suppose you never forget
just learn something new
to cover it up
for however long
the new way works.
Jul 2017 · 226
I shall away
mikecccc Jul 2017
We all shall one day
but for me
today is the day
the sun shines
the crowd is constricting
today is the day
But then many days
seem like good ones to away
there is no hurry
perhaps tomorrow.
still too repetitive
Jul 2017 · 339
death of a thousand cuts
mikecccc Jul 2017
Every visit
I find you
A little less
If I stop visiting
it's just me
you're all ready gone
Jul 2017 · 210
out of the blue
mikecccc Jul 2017
good intentions
sounds so ominous
should've put it
on the schedule.
Jun 2017 · 207
mikecccc Jun 2017
what is
the power of a god
like superman
A bit of everything
well A lot of everything
what is enough
depends on the consumer
Jun 2017 · 202
mikecccc Jun 2017
fuzzies buzz
little benign
looking things
those fuzzies
nothing like bees
more like roaches
infesting the mind
they don't want out
simple things fuzzies
they dine on drive.
just a start
May 2017 · 511
mikecccc May 2017
towers of clutter
block the halls
make a maze
of an old abode
and an old soul lurks
somewhere within
it was never any good
at letting go.
May 2017 · 215
where should it be
mikecccc May 2017
I left my heart at home
I wouldn't want it interfering
with my work
but I could never leave
my cellphone behind.
May 2017 · 243
perish the thought
mikecccc May 2017
It did
the thought died
for a time
Should i say
it was resurrected
who by
no one in particular  
someone special
able to bring to mind
long forgotten things
what a gift.
May 2017 · 295
he saw
mikecccc May 2017
the scars
on my arms
embarrassing reminders
he saw them
how can I defend myself
from the judgment
or the pity
actually he saw nothing
just staring at a muffin
and cursing internally.
May 2017 · 263
mikecccc May 2017
He just stared through me
seeing what he wants
beats seeing what he has
i'm guessing.
May 2017 · 277
mikecccc May 2017
A dance
A game
this play
it has wide appeal
and a substantial
Can see why
too much drama
that is yet too little
for some folk.
Apr 2017 · 245
Glory days
mikecccc Apr 2017
Those were the days
my days in my prime
just a handful of sand
done but i'm alive
because for to
dwell on better days
it would seem.
Apr 2017 · 388
mikecccc Apr 2017
one day
you stop making
stupid kid mistakes
and start making
stupid adult mistakes.
Apr 2017 · 308
mikecccc Apr 2017
run from the cat
the light the giants
run from anything
not everything
is trying to **** you
but any of it could
there's enough crumbs
on the edges to survive.
Apr 2017 · 270
mikecccc Apr 2017
I find myself
with nothing to say
that is to say
unable to express
what I want to say
am I letting down my muse
or is my muse
letting me down
has it retired
to wherever mute muses go.
where do they go
somewhere too quiet
Apr 2017 · 273
what I found
mikecccc Apr 2017
I went to the city
and found that
the tough decisions
from home
were something to laugh at
when this place becomes home
will I laugh to.
Mar 2017 · 282
mikecccc Mar 2017
tell me a story
it needn't be true
just something
to drown out
the droning sound
life makes.
Mar 2017 · 236
long story short
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