sorry my mistake…

between yesterday
and today
i thought
the world
would end
in the sense
i’d lose
another friend
i had no particular
insights into why
i just had a feeling
that a life might
just end
not sure whose life
i was concerned about
since most folks
i know
are already dead
have made appointments
i cruised through
the morning newspaper
thinking i’d
a name or two
but they were all
just young kids
dying in some
foreign land
same thing
i’ve read for years
i guess
i was wrong



night holds
no magic
movie theme
dreams here
just shards of dreams
brown budwiser crystals
spread out like rose petals
along the gutter’s edge
this place is the channel
you change from
not the one
you want to watch
but this is where
your kids come
to buy
what they need
to make
living with you
and where
your daughter
will come
to trade wares
for the love she needs
if you wander here
by mistake
then keep your eyes
straight ahead
don’t dare look
into the doorways
for what you’ll
find may break
the walls of
your sanity