Life is Metal

Listening to Comfortably Numb and getting it,

I’m the hero I need

Have to be.

Just an insult hurled my way,

That’s all it was.

I’ll get over it.


I can tell you about spaces between walls,
I’ve lived in them –
Not the walls, the spaces:

Tonight, I’m on the toilet,
Seat closed,
Wind blowing vicious outside, howling sounds –
Feet up on the tub, chilling.

Need to egress, get my beer;
I’ve no other company…

Just the sound effects of the racoons in the attic.