The ABCs

Your life, so far,
has been confined
to a sheet of paper.

Your world is flat.
The edges –
sharply defined.

To most outsiders,
you are nothing
but a jumble of lines.

The paper is stark white.
You, however, are a deep dark, like a pit.
Above you, the sky is black and infinite.

You have waited years
for someone to come along
and decipher you.

One day, a creature stands above you.

They look
as though
they could
have been
born under
a very bad sign.

The thing speaks, “What do you see?”

Is it talking to you?
Or is it talking to itself?
Your flat world ripples
with anticipation
as it lifts you closer.

The creature ponders
over you for hours,
    days,
        weeks,
            months,
                years.

This

time

is what you have desired.

You know now you will be known.

The creature looks at you again and again and again…then whispers,

“nothingness.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It has passed the test.
You will be known.

The ABCs

Right On the Verge of Figuring Things Out

Who am i
   you’re an old man
   who am i
   you’re an old old man
   who am i
   you’re an old man
   who can’t find his friends

Who am i
   you’re a lost man
   i ask who am i
   you’re a lost lost man
   who am i
   you’re a wanderer
   with two, blind eyes

Open the door.
It’s me, the old man.

Please, come in, old man.
I beg you.
Enter, enter, old man.

The old man
is not there.
I have been waiting all day for him.

Enter!, I said.
There’s no one here.
I have waited all day for you.
Enter!, I said, I said.

I ask him for the key.
I begged him. Open the door.
It’s me. It’s me.
There’s no one here.
I have waited all day for you.
Enter! I ask for your key.

It’s in a box. Please, open it. “I beg you. Open the door.” It’s me. Please, enter. “There’s no one here. I have waited all day for you. Enter!” I ask for your key. It’s in a box. Please, open it. “I beg you. Open the door.” It’s me. Please, enter. “There’s no one here. I have waited all day for you. Enter!” I ask for your key. It’s in a box. Please, open it. “I beg you. Open the door.” It’s me. Please, enter. “There’s no one here. I have waited all day for you. Enter!”

Welcome to the world of the lost!

I remember everything I do!
I know everything I do! I
   don’t want to die! I
   want to live another day! I
   can never ever die! I
   want to live another day!
That’s – that’s just how I
am!

For now, I
   will tell you something I
   know.
I
   remember everything I
   do! I
   know everything I
   do! I
   don’t want to die! I
   want to live another day! I
   will never ever die! I
   want to live another day! That’s just how I
   am!

Please, let me live another day! Please, let me live another day!
Please, let me live another day! Please, let me live another day!
Please, let me live another day! Please, let me live another day!

For now,
I will tell you something I remember.
I remember everything I do!
I know everything I do!
I don’t want to die!
I want to live another day!
I can’t die!
I want to live another day!
That’s surely truly how I am!

Please, let me live another day! Please, let me live another day! Please, let me live another day!

Please,

Right On the Verge of Figuring Things Out