Friday, October 28, 2005

Serial Sad

Unquiet day when my
Restlessness startled my sleeping me,
When chambered horrors broke free,
When a pale, white, full moon bag of me
Drained and shuffled down a sad and lightless hall
And said this is it, that’s all.

Last night’s shining smile won’t set me free
And why should I be, this criminal of the heart.
My love’s no joke (like a bad punch line
Told over and over, until everyone starts to laugh).
But I ain’t laughing because it hurts,
Just like dad did me

And my heart broke with a twang,
A tossed out, spring tight clock.

4 comments:

Cocaine Jesus said...

Feeling pretty down in the dumps myself this, whether you intended it or not, resonated with me and reminded me of moments when my wife is out seeing a friend and all my kids are out doing what kids do and I am left alone with that sometimes hateful square box.

Is it really as sad as I see it or am I missing the point?

Russell Ragsdale said...

Spot on CJ! I was just having a little chat with myself and wasn't liking too much who I was talking with! Don't be sad, my friend! Sometimes its difficult though, I know.

gulnaz said...

When a pale, white, full moon bag of me
Drained and shuffled down a sad and lightless hall
And said this is it, that’s all.


just loved that!!!

and My love’s no joke (like a bad punch line
Told over and over, until everyone starts to laugh).
is masterly!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Wow Gulnaz! Those are some really strong parts. I'm glad they honored us both by touching you!