There is a fine line between enabler and friend, my bed sheets are always covered with ash. But this story only works for about a month after that I’m just repeating myself. My eulogy said I donated my organs the day I was born, the day and died and…nothing so she wouldn’t be ashamed of my wretched life. But I’ve been feeding flies with embalming fluid for years we’re all born with a death sentence, baby I am not the first, and at least I made it interesting. Hidden among chairs filled with the saved are the tatted, strung out and pierced people and three angry women in the front row, boldly Loud enough to tell my mom it’s her fault Loud enough to tell homophobes that I was bi-****** Loud enough to tell the church that I think god is ******* That preacher talked faster and over them but I wanted a scene because if anyone ******* really cared they would want to know the truth that my worth was not singularly seen in my art, and that deathbed conversion was merely fiction. Funny how my last hurrah on earth was yours, mom my life story told by the uncle who dispenses guilt dissolving pellets and the born again preacher whom I never even met. While my true friends raged and cried in their seats waiting for an invitation that never came. Was that song part of this big distraction? Half the heads nodded in approval but the few clenched their fists and shook, and I love them for that and for all the times they had my back. For the time they tried to get me into re-hab and the time they pulled my car out of the ditch in the rain. Thank you for not pretending I was something you wanted me to be for loving the good beneath my ****** scented brilliance ***-up passed out in the bathroom crawling into strange beds. Let that preacher say whatever makes you feel better, mom with the message that talks about Jesus instead of me. There was more oxygen in the needle than in your womb and we both know one air bubble can spell disaster so save your breath for someone who doesn’t hang crosses around already hung necklines.