he came in all breezy
tall thin handsome in a dark way
feeling burned by his now ex girlfriend
we talked of loss bereavement
how to look after himself
new girlfriend new loves
new ideas life was great
full of hopes dreams
suggested he slow some
maybe look after himself?
all breezy though feeling burned
by his new now ex girlfriend
we talked of what had happened
to slow some look after himself?
the girls came easy he said
they seem to leave the same way
I said soft but you feel the blow eh?
a slow week he offered
a one night stand & no follow up
feeling he was missing out on something
could it be taking yourself seriously?
I offered as he countered with a no
a new girl up all over again
thinking new ideas new lives
& what about you? I asked
knowing he had no clue why
as he was leaving with a smile
next week should I get cotton candy
candy floss toffee apples hot dogs?
full of puzzles about my offer
while he told me about yet another
I figured I said you are at the fair
on a wild merry go round
rollercoaster down one week
then up in the air maybe hot dogs
cotton candy toffee apples
are what you get to eat there
I feel he said perhaps worse fear
you don’t take me seriously
ok I gave him back
perhaps if you begin to take
yourself seriously I might do too?
the work begins