Inevitable

I can’t remember why

those days so coarse

so unheavenly

weigh like the world

on my shoulders

Doesn’t matter I guess

bubble gum dreams

burst through my life

and time wore them thin

it’s not worth remembering.

Somehow I aged like

swamp wood sinking

Into oblivion

each day edging closer

into a brindled secretariat.

So we live and die

mummified furniture

for the patio

but I love you

more than a rainy day

with bare feet and a gummy bear.