Susie

Susie, Susie

What did you do?

You partied too long and

Now you’re Old Sue.

 

Steely eyes

Chunky thighs

Forty-eight years

Chugging beers

 

Explodes into a room

Sings out of tune

Cackles and smokes

One of the blokes

 

Always for a good time

Always with a crude rhyme

Famous is our Old Sue

A truly mad true blue

 

Riding on her high horse

With a dolphin tattoo of course

Right by her high g-string

Accompanied with K-mart bling

 

Yet she is aware

How everyone stares

Of her cliché status

How everyone chatters

 

Better to be known

Than a no-one

She basks in it

Not giving a shit

 

Life has gone too fast

She’s still stuck in the past

A queen of Highschool

Now of ridicule

 

Susie, Susie

What did you do?

You partied too long and

Now you’re old Sue.

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Immortal Peril

How I wish I could go back to a time

When I was yours

And you were mine

 

To have nights of soft conversation

To speak our truths

Without hesitation

 

How I wish in this deep abyss

Of existence

I may remember your kiss

 

It has been centuries

Of clinging to moments

Tactile in memories

 

I have taken lovers since you

Lacklustre blurs

Weary at the thought you knew

 

I really thought you were replaceable

It was a big world

Now it is small and predictable

 

No, you have adamantly stood

Like a thousand year old tree

Your reaching further than you ever could

 

Am I to be cursed with you forever?

Is there more to me

Than my incomplete future?

 

To grow old, feeble, diseased

Looking back with you

Tired but pleased

 

Something that I will never know

Oh my dear

I can never let you go

 

Undesirable

The day is glorious

Bathed in angelic light

Just being sun soaked

Could make most smile

Not me, not I

I stay inside

Digging my nails in my arm

Wishing the sun would hide

So that I may venture out

Unnoticed

Inconspicuous

The undesirable know their place

Sheltered and dark

Separate from beauty

Struggling for identity

That will cover up the shame

Sadly Important

This swirling entity of deep sadness

You want to purge it

Cough it out like lung tar

No matter how hard you cry or how tightly you ball yourself up

How raw your skin gets or how rough your throat is

It is a part of you

The sun will keep passing by warming your tired face

Knowing millions of others feel the same as you when stepping outside

It doesn’t hurt any less

It bites as hard as winter chill

You get pinned down by this sadness

Having to accept it

Having to awkwardly live alongside it

Some days it resides in a far off part of the house

You hardly know it is there

Other days it is manifested right in your face

When you stare in the mirror

It can disappear for a week or even a month

Giving you time to heal

Time to enjoy being alive

But you can always rely on its return

Like an old friend

To remind you to appreciate things more

To understand that being sad

Is a part of everyone’s life

Not to be ashamed at moments of weakness

Sometimes it will come down on you like a fierce storm

Or other times it trickles down like gentle rain

It is pointless fighting it

You can’t slam a door in its face

It is much better

Even with reluctance

To greet this swirling entity of deep sadness

Give it a place to exist

And with time

The visitations might get shorter

Teaching you new things with every stay

The New World

Before us is a meat platter
Ham, beef, turkey, sashimi, crocodile and deer
Everybody is chatting excitedly
Picking away at the food
A smooth female voice is on the intercom
Repeating the same information
“Upon docking please queue in your designated line…”
“Your line is assigned on your e-ticket…”
“Please enjoy the complimentary beverage and food…”
“Brought to you by Bridging Enterprise…”
“Where our goal is to successfully bridge the gap…”
“Between humanity and life beyond…”
“Ensuring your well being and harmony in the new world…”
Everybody here came alone
As part of the contract
A balance of all types of people
The lady next to me told me she was a bus driver
Been single for ten years
No children
Our ambassador is sitting in the exclusive box
Watching over us
A tidy looking man
Deep in conversation on a fancy phone
It is almost time
The ship looks like a giant octopus from afar
Tentacles made from a glistening metallic like material
Music starts playing
Some classical concerto
The landing is extremely gentle
The main lights dim as multiple exits light up
My line is straight ahead
Two young males like me are already there
The one in front of me says
That we are about to be given the grand tour
Of what we have been calling ‘The Caelus Ship’
The room ahead is dark with a neon glow
We have been told to gather inside
Wow
We are all guys in here
It is just silence
Waiting for the pod to move
Like an elevator
I can hear a hissing sound
The pod is filled with a gas of some kind
I am asleep
I am awake
On a conveyor belt
Yellow eyes are everywhere
My clothes are gone
I am hounded with noise
Machinery
Screams
I look to my left
A man’s neck is cut
With a guillotine like contraption
The head falls down a chute
The body moves along
Oh god
I am next
Please