David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines
hradzka

APED: "better than you"

I wish I was deep in the desert,
with Bedouins, riding their trails,
or deep in the Amazon jungles
to rescue endangered snails,
or climbing the mountains with a Sherpa who's mad,
or catching wild boars for the zoo,
anything, anywhere's better than here,
and anyone's better than you.

I wish I was on the space station,
going on hard vacuum walks,
or deep in the cruelest of dungeons,
where every door has ten locks,
and my cellmate's a leper who's never once bathed,
and whose fingers are turning to goo --
anything, anywhere's better than here,
and anyone's better than you.

But I'm stuck here with you, and I'm stuck for a while,
and someday I'll be free, and I'll walk out in style,
but there's nowhere to go, and there's nothing to do --
so I wait for a new day, and sit here with you --

I wish I was way out in the ocean,
with hungry sharks swimming around,
who'll come up beneath and get started gobbling
with no warning, nor any sound,
and making the water go deeper than red,
when once it was deeper than blue --
anything, anywhere's better than here,
and anyone's better than you.
Tags: a poem every day
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