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September 17, 2013

by Sean Michael, April 13, 2013

I’ve been walking through these places in my head
My feet are tired, bare and beaten red
I’m not sure how I’ve made it this far
Sometimes I wish I had the answers
Sometimes I don’t care at all

I’ve swallowed something evil
I can’t digest
My stomach is turning
I’m aching straight through my flesh
I feel it in my bones
I feel it in my soul
I’m tired
I’m tired of walking
I find a dark alley
Lay my burdens at my feet
Ease my body onto gravel
Burrow my head upon regret
Another restless night

The sun rises
But its fire is burning out
I’m walking in shadows
I’m walking in circles
I’m a vagabond in my head
A vagabond
Should have been a porn star
Money and sex
I laugh at myself for being so shallow
But all I want right now is sex and money
I’m trying to figure it all out
But if I knew, would it even matter

How did I
Why did I
When did I
Where did I go wrong
What the fuck
Why haven’t I
Why have I not
Where will I
When will I
How will I
Why
If I knew
Would it make a difference

I’ve been walking through these places in my head
My feet are tired, bare and bloody
I’m not sure how I’ve made it this far
Sometimes I wish I had the answers
Sometimes I don’t care at all

Posted at  dVerse Poets, Open Link Night #114

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5 Comments
  1. Really liked the impact of the 4th stanza– its rhythm and echoing read just like the sounds in the mind when we are dealing with stress– like turning in circles with no place to land, we just keep walking and walking, looking for answers that never seem to appear. ~peace to you, Jason

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  2. i know it has to be hard cut off from the world…and if you think about it money and sex makes sense…each grounding you solidly in the world…and also tied to control and power of which you have little right now….

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  3. I like the circularity of the poem – rather like a dog chasing its tail- very suitable for someone who is feeling trapped and unsure of where to head next.

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  4. ‘I’m tired of walking
    I find a dark alley
    lay my burdens at my feet
    Ease my body onto gravel
    Burrow my head upon regret
    Another restless night’

    That pretty much did it for me – awesome way with words, my friend!

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  5. I love how the first and final stanzas surround this – and the two ‘sometimes’ lines resonate completely with me. So good, they hurt.

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