POETRY

Thought Balloon

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Any morning you wake up alive is a hell of a lot better than a morning you wake up dead em-i-right?

It’s a simple philosophy but I’m a simple guy
Too simple for the word “Philosophy”
Such a big word, and for all the BS and Europeans
It basically says:
“Here’s what I think about some shit that can’t really be thought about
but we can pretend”

Here’s a good one — try this try this:
Wake up somewhere half-way
Between dead and alive
And choose which way you’re going to lean for the rest of the day

Today I’m leaning towards dead
I don’t even want fricken’ flowers —
just walk by me like
like…

like I’m the drab tombstone of
a drab couple that seem to have done nothing other than get born and die

and you never met them

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Luke DeLalio

Luke DeLalio

Artsie and loquacious, Luke hangs out at the intersections of humor and regret, ambition and ambivalence, please more wine and jeez I need to lose weight.