Un-forget

a [found] poem by Corrado “Junior” Soprano

1.

My father told me to never get old;

I should’ve listened to him.


How am I?

I’m a prisoner in my own home is how I am.


I’m not a cat. I don’t shit in a box.

I’m in no shape for disharmony.


2.

Let me tell you who’s not a good kid.

Pork chop boy. He’s a depression case.


We go back to when Moses wore short pants

He’s a fuckin’ mental weakling.


Never had what it took to be a varsity athlete.

Too busy chasing skirt.


Some people are so far behind in a race

They actually believe they’re leading.


3.

Fuckin’ medication.

I can’t think, can’t stay awake.


Anyway, at our age it’s enough surprise

We’re still alive every morning.


4.

People keep askin’ me, I don’t know.

There’s a man from another galaxy that came here.


I’m confused.

I lost my uppers.


5.

Me, I never had kids

Let me tell you who’s not a good kid


6.

My father told me to never get old

We used to play catch


7.

We did?

Well, that’s nice.