Lived Too Damn Long
by Uriel Tovar
I lived too long today.
I can still taste that fragrant mouth wash
it reminds me of snowy hill tops with
pines and shit
or maybe just an aerosol can.
I lived way too long today.
I'm actually hoping that tomorrow
leaves behind ...actually
I don't hope for tomorrow.
Instead I lived for today.
Tomorrow's ideals get lost in the hectic
struggle between waking up and getting out
to take the morning's first piss.
I wish i could piss you out that easily.
Today, I should have died at noon.
If I would have died at noon I could simply forget
the way you melt butter when you talk.
I could easily drive away from my house
without thinking of the fastest way to your street
or the fucking feelings I get when I look at my empty car seat.
At noon I wouldn't have ripped you off of me.
I would have rather burnt you off like a tick
making sure to get all of you.
I lived way too damn long today.
Posted on 11/30/2005
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