June 29th, 2017
It’s been 1 year, 4 months and 19 days.
For 1 year, 4 months and 19 days.
Count the acidic tree rings
On East Ferry,
in contrast of noir
I say, man;
June 29th, 2017.
It’s time to get a new calendar,
Cause I count 5,000 dollars later
and not a sense of a cent
was fined for my remorse.
I’ve been fine and fined.
Holes in my pockets
dropping seeds of change
showing deep interest
into the alignment of my car
stalling my engine with debts.
19,000 dollars and growing later;
I learned what trigger warnings cost
I wrote a paper on it.
Don’t get me, wrong I am grateful
But, I had to rip holes
into all my jean pockets.
I mean, **** it,
I never had much going in
And I should quit smoking
My lighter is dead
Only blue and red
Sparks lived well in my mirrors
On, June 29th, 2017.
From the wall I was chained to,
I enrolled into college
My mom drove me home from my first class.
My lawyer wasn’t much of a lecturer,
He spoke math for 1,400 dollars
250 and 9 weeks.
106 a month for 52.
That’s enough math for this semester.
I drank with my night instructor on Mondays after 9,
He wanted to hear my music
We drank whiskey salted potholes on Allen
I counted his tree rings to 4/4 measure in regret;
20 years steady.
I graduated on a Tuesday morning,
I didn’t call him back to thank him for the irony.
I acknowledged our acidic rings
With glass cheered laughter
Swallowing thanks for each other’s company.
9 weeks and I don’t recall ever leaving the room.
43 went after,
And today life is that,
Paid for in lessons,
No need for pockets
I am those potholes
bumping coffee all over me
20 mins late to my first class.
I can repave them
but they won’t stay filled
It’s OK to want smoother roads to school.
I’m late but I’m here
I’m a mess.
******* would see art.
People have his eyes on me.
I want to be framed and splattered
on the walls of your home
A household mess .
It’s OK to have a passion.
Look into my tree rings
How old am I?
Its restorative to count
27 rings of rebirth
Look at me still growing
I believe I can grow in Paradise-lost fire
Or in Buffalo salt
I am my flaws
I counted them
My alcohol abuse,
One beat of 2,653 in 2017
I don’t know how to put an apology
On a music sheet.
The Jazz fills my potholes in the morning
before these hallways
My grey area is stained glass in Villas library,
Each step is eclectic
From shoe up and over is stand still art
Lighters flash cigarettes burning
But prints pictures of thankful new memories
With all of you in it.
Thank you for helping me with today’s date.
Its for a course I am taking in college. I hope this doesn't shade me as a fool. I'm kind of self-conscious of this one and hoping for feedback. Thanks.