frankly, my dear

fill your belly with beer
after beer after beer after beer
your mind will swerve lazily
around all road signs and red lights
steering clear and moving
straight in the direction
of disaster, you’ll throw up the
middle finger and with a slur say
frankly my dear i don’t give a damn
to the world, and when you
wake up the next morning,
that clock will send you a sneaky grin
your head filled with what feels like
nail files dragging across the edges
of bent, cheap paperclips tearing
at the skin of your brain, and Monday
will say it just doesn’t give a damn
as it waits for you and watches you
clean up the bottles and cans
clinking against one another in a trash bag
those empty cans and bottles
probably feel like they had been had
because now they are out on the curb
where you tried to hurl all your other problems
during the weekend, stowed away
at some lame house party
in the suburbs

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written by Tiny Fawns for daily prompt: infuse

waters

sometimes my head swims
leisurely, resting on its back
soaking up the warmth of the sun
at times my head treads troubled waters
miserably, mastering the
dead man’s float when i feel like i’m up to
my neck in fears and my is courage undone
like my life has run its boat ashore
no where more to venture to
except for my head to shake out
the water and let my thoughts
dry in the sand

strike iii

she looked away and let
the words stay hidden
so that they may not be
bitten by the teeth of
her dissatisfaction
but beware to the ones
who push her buttons
for a reaction out of jest –
because she’ll tear down
the best of you and settle
for nothing less

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written by Tiny Fawns for daily prompt: reprieve

learned

they tell us to wish upon stars
connect the dots
read between lines
give pennies for thoughts
catch fireflies in jars
to eat cheese with wine
and never to throw precious
pearls before swine
follow your heart
choose mind over matter
never walk beneath
any old ladder
full stops at stop signs
red and yellow, kill a fellow
live and let live
don’t make mountains
out of mole hills
kill two birds with one stone
people in glass houses
should never throw stones