Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Name You’re Given Ain’t Always The Name You Got

I don’t want to wear my heart on my sleeve but I just sneezed on your monogram again

here we are

Writer and Reader

in the showdown to end all showdowns and all rainbows

cause whoever takes this takes over the story the glory

you win cause without you these words are lost and penniless

like faces of clocks without hands of time

or eyes to watch the clock

or ears to watch the rhyme

or math and numbers without hands to stand them out

when time stands still and still you wait for something to happen

like a soccer game that ends nil nil

and your mind spins windmills clockwise and counterclockwise

even when you can’t see or won’t see them cause you’re too busy googling yourself

while taking selfies

cause you need to know how other people read you

and see you

me too

though I can’t be found on the first page googling my own name

some cricket player in New Zealand

is stealing my fame

so what are you going to do about it?

Me? I think I’ll start with martinis at midnight.