I can't always run,
But my hiding's not too bad.
A former boss told me
To stay longer for a work shift.
My lips said yes,
But my mind said "Hell no!"
Casually stepped outside;
Upon passing the host window,
I blitzed to the car, fidgetted with my keys nervously,
And whirred the blazes out of that parking lot.
Each New Year of mine has begun with relatives
Crashing at my family house.
This 2019, I take the interstate back home
To be around the out-of-state.
It's been a long-lasting tradition
And I did what I could
To break apart from that tradition
Even just this time.
At a bar on New Year's Eve 2018,
I relaxed after having made prior reservations,
And having moseyed away from family
For just one night.
I'd go to this bar again too:
**** dancing, stellar drinks, young blood...
Didn't mean to be a Scrooge and mostly not dance,
But at least I escaped and saw new faces around me.
The escape that is never too far away
And is always open around the clock
Is my journal book.
A journal doesn't have to have continents,
Oceans or clouds
To be a world
That revolves around the author.
Natural the paper,
Preserving the pen[cil].
I'm not implying
That I escape this world,
But what a world there is
I know myself as an escapist; I've escaped a lot last year: jobs, choir, poetry groups, church, etc. I tend to escape where I'm more known, whether distinguished or notorious. I've clung to the adventure of new...and the new has me enraptured.