No One To Play With

Nothing but venom is
Trying to bust from my fingers
Ornery and bellicose
Inspired by coffee flavored beer,
Ramen too hot to slurp,
And the finality of forty five minutes
Being too much

I’m a
A player looking for a game
The fields and courts ruined
Feelings just the same

Out west the people live
Without a care
They dodge those buggies travelin’
To work, school, or north
Never thinking anything of worth
Counts outside their schedule
Down here closer to the Mason-Dixon Line

I’m a
A player looking for a game
The fields and courts ruined
Feelings just the same

Now I’m tired of the whole thing
Resigned to a life without
That which is half of me
But only equated with money
And raised in some effed up pansy butt kind of way
Making me realize the genes passed on
Have withered like my desire
To fight anymore

I’m a
A player looking for a game
The fields and courts ruined
Feelings just the same

Rest assured critics
And purveyors of divorce advice
That I don’t give a frack
What you have to say
I’m worn as a disconnected dad
Whose kids were moved away and
At the ridiculous attempts to have a say
Only to make a donkey of myself
By braying and snorting just to be heard
Then dismissed once the phone
Is put away

I’m a
A player looking for a game
The fields and courts ruined
Feelings just the same

So instead of ranting
I’ll just sit down with my hot cheap soup,
Cold snooty beer, peaceful misunderstood dog, and sad country songs
Thinking up ways to take the trash out
Maybe recycling those withered genes
If only they would relialize
The distance they have allowed to grow
Between us

Maybe then
I can come out to to play.

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