Slowed by the dayswimmers
Nightcrawlers and court justices.
I sold my ego to pay a parking ticket,
threw my hat into too many rings.
Is it really better to burn out
than to fade away.
I blew up.
And instead of fading away,
I tossed it,
wrapper and all,
into some trash heap gutter.
Dust to dust,
Earth to earth –
Sometimes it feels good to rid yourself of it when you can.