209

Late night

Walking cobbled streets of Prague

Had one too many pilsners

Met a street performer

On the corner

Done for the night playing his violin

After an hour of shooting the breeze

I asked my new friend

Why is it that you are so at ease?

He replied:

“I play for spare change

 I’m the only one who needs to be pleased

Some people call me lazy and completely crazy

But

Too much ambition would no longer be fun being a musician

I accept who I am

No need to try to be on top of the highest mountain”

203

Grabs everything she can

Does not need a permanent man

Prowls clubs along the beach

                              Fuck                              

Shower

Brush teeth

Walks out the door

While her lover sleeps

Next Weekend

Repeat

197

Hit the reset button

 Stability is a bore

 You love me

But

 Obviously

Need more

Hit the reset button

Simple life

Has you down

 Safe

Always sound

Everything in order

You

Desperately

 Crave

 Continuous disorder

Hit the reset button

Danger

Turns you on

 Swim away

 My beautiful swan

Compose

A new song

Hit the reset button

194

Calm yourself

I know it is extremely difficult

However

Try your best

Stop

Blaming others

For your sorrows

Hit the beach

Jump

On a skateboard

Ride

A boogie board

Pull out

Old long surfboard

Check out

Gorgeous tan ladies

Wearing

Brazilian bikinis

Sip

Pina coladas

Forget

Martinis

Thread the needle

Sow your oats

Next morning

You will wake up

And

No longer

Feel like an old goat

191

Watching the water

Run down the drain

I understand your pain

Drop the bum

Move on

Go have some fun

Grab your backpack

Hop on a jet

Southeast Asia

Is

An exotic place

To hang out

 And

 Forget

Soon

 You

Will be laughing again

Fresh

Happy

Wiser

Starting over

Without him

190

Megacities

Massive migration

Urban population eruption

Left village for more prosperous life

Husband-children-wife

Continuous flow comes in

 Culture thrown into rubbish bin

Live in a slum

Pollution chokes lungs

Crime rapidly controlling everyone

What will be impact on civilization?

189

Some place

 Central America

Woke up soaking wet

All through night

He sweat

Looking at mosquito net

Got up

Walked down to the sea

Rendezvous

With the señora

She asked

“Is everything ready?”

Symbiotic relationship

Based on greed

Both tangled together

In the weeds

He is her token gringo

Because he always succeeds

Complicated

Dangerous

Game

Living under an assumed name

Continues playing

Only himself to blame