Bathtub

That bathtub waits

Another day

That it won’t drain

I thought about it last night

 

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Lord have you seen me floating

Untroubled and smiling?

Have you seen me passionate

In both joy and excitement?

When you look down at me

Do you smile as well?

 

I have felt things that I thought were lost

But even so

A dark blotch sits in the corner

Pulsating

Threatening to overtake me

 

I know what I must do

Put palette knives on canvas

And leave worry for another time

Feeble Fantasies

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You’ll see me in another life

A crown rested over my brow

Drawing a crowd of followers

With no struggle to satisfy

 

Tell me anything

Your truth, your curse

I will dilute your afflictions

Let me be the solvent to hardship

 

Give me water and I say to you

Blood red wine will spill from my veins

Plead me for your days bread

And I will surely give you sustenance

 

I ride a red chariot whose speed

Is known throughout my kingdom

Whose rumbling stride

Brings thunder into your heart

 

Electricity uttered from my fingertips

Lights the skies in white lightning

Truly not even the sun is as bright

As the power that I unleash

 

They know that I am a good King

Whose love they may cherish

A man who breathes life into blackened lungs

And stomps on the heels of the wicked

 

In this life you will see a fractured soul

Whose feeble fantasies abound

A man who holds himself as best he can

And trudges through mud for a single silver coin

 

But this broken mortal has gifts to offer

A gentle array of words to soothe

Canvas that cultivates capture of spirit

And an open heart extended through open arms