Dear Saturday, I write to you from foreign lands I'm in a Monday I'm not sure I understand The day is shining, yet I am in misery All these strange people seem to be yelling at me
Oh, dearest Saturday, your ways are now my own You hold me close in bed and say I can stay home The other the days just seem to get in the way The only mutual friend I seem to have's Friday
Dear Friday, you introduced me to my love Out and about we where, trying to rise above Monday through Thursday called me friend, bit caused me strife But you showed me the day that would improve my life
Dear Saturday, the way you treat me oh, so well Has shown me heaven in a week filled with hell I will hang onto Monday only for so long But I'll miss you more than ever simply when you're gone
The sun shone above the clouds, my mind was razor-sharp like shark's teeth, my hands were shaking like I was cold at nearly 81 degrees. The sun shone above the clouds, my body spasmed, covered in sweat, my legs trembled as I checked around searching for any bottles left. The sun still shone above the clouds as I showered, drank coffee and left the house looking for whatever distraction I could find, ended up drunk at a parking lot.
it is about this time, this time right here, the now, holy friday night y’all, can i get an amen! (amen!) drink that beer (alwaysalways beer, yeah!) wooo!! play that song – excuseme – that countrysong again!!! raise them glasses, boys and ladies (yeah, one more, one more) uh, right, somethingsomething my truck yeeeeeehaaawww how are y’all feelin’ tonight!!!!
(i’m heading home alone and for the first time in my life i forgot my keys) .
May 2013 Memorial day weekend It was warm with promises of sun Beautiful blue skies And no cloud in sight Seattle prepared for crowds People swarming the Center For folk music, food Laughter and smiles shining bright
My leg, a bright red I woke up Burning hot with red seeping up my leg Pain swarmed my back Tears gathering In corners of my eyes As I was admitted To the emergency room Greeted with morphine, leaving me in a haze
*** induced haze Lingering around the fountain Families occupied the edge Children running in and out Collecting droplets of water Along with sunburns While groups of friends Gathering in drum circles Slow rhythmic thumping could be heard for miles
My son’s heartbeat Thumped in my ears I watched the fear As he focused on the antibiotic drips Invading my body The days in clipped moments Passing in and out With each wave of fever And the doctors Tattooed my leg with sharpie
Artwork was only one thing Found in the vendor alley People flooded the booths Snatching up Brightly colored creations As they headed to find Dance troupes, bollywood Inspired activities With stomping feet, swaying arms
They placed the central line Into my right arm My body had clogged each IV the doctors warned me If the redness started To show patterns of serrating Then they would have to take my leg Diazepam had me slurring out I am fine, I am fine
Memorial Day A time of remembrance Services to be held Events to commemorate All the fallen From a concert at Museum of Flight To baseball game with Seattle Mariners To appreciate, appreciate
It took ten days For me to be released May 2013, Memorial Day weekend I would always remember As the beginning Of my growing struggle With gradual loss of mobility