It has taken too many Years of broken Beer bottles Porcelain Pictures frames on the mantle And promises to not notice
Mr. Glass is now belching Mumbling songs off-key In the kitchen By the sink and Fridgidaire To the soundtracks of John Lennon's Lemonade love songs Hitching a ride on Cat's peace train Or manic for the Beatles (British Invasion on vinyl) He has lost his collections Soaked and ruined From a flood aboard his battle ship He reminisces like this Or as a mud person hippy youth At Woodstock
Even when tucking himself in My barely and not legal sized bed Naked, laying with He-man themed sheets And grumpy bear blue On my pillow,
I wake to find him Native and fetal I am too keen to sleepwalk So I pretend to Toward the living room couch Just the right size For my eleven year old height. I don't mind sleeping on the couch, would rather not get soaked In Mr. Glass' yellow Miller time dreamscapes It would be easy To blame me, the kid, for bed wetting After every twelve pack Every couple of hours, ******* in the sinks, slowly Losing his six pack And or his composure To tell tales, tall stories To hear reasons why the cat Ran away with the spoon The nostalgia of his Man on the moon...
Mr. Petty officer (1st class 2nd 3rd) Has rarely lost his stomach No stink of ***** Or pools of shrink and scram Marinated in Coors and Budweiser Weimereiner mountain man Has his virtues Or is it a skill? Mr. Glass keeps it all in Well And rocks my sleep Zeppelin Half dozing to be fulfilled I am those nights, nervous Wreck and awake
Even as he breaks Down nostalgic in his weeping My ears become selective Hugging my pillow Listening for his fumbling As he sways and crashes in my room A clumsy beanstalk Head in the cloud kingdom Fe Fy fo falling Down
Well, it's just the broken harp No golden eggshells But porcelain mosaics Beer cans and wishes Echoes slurring deep in the well When he snores I migrate my mind Away from his hell I shrug in silence To its frequent scenes Yet in the morning We both slept pretty well As far as I can tell From my father figure Deficiency