Sleep disorders are common

being awake is difficult

when you see your past float by

as if you were on a ship

waving good bye.

Take me to a small deserted town

and lock me down

no escape plan

small grocery lists

and the visions of the future

are written across the sky

deciphered by so-called artists

who see mamas and papas

in drugstore alleyways

dreaming of all the times

Oklahoma had hurricanes

in yesterday’s tomorrow.

Pass the whiskey

down the line

of tortured souls

the b-line to the exit

gets longer

the scars deeper

the wounds shout out in haiku

too short for shelter

bring me shelter

the future looks too good

to handle

too sweet to taste

i can see its brilliance

not sure i want it now.

18 thoughts on “Visions of the Future

  1. Fresh and unique. You look ahead uncertain you want to embrace it. The contraditing words in the first two lines – classic Chrissy. You are amazing. BTW – love the new layout. The vista outside the balcony fitting for the Queen of Poetry.

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    1. I took all those pictures, thank you. That’s Santorini. The best view in the entire WORLD. Queen of Poetry, yeah right, you’re too much. Not even close to what I want to be. But I thank you for the compliment. I needed a change for the new year.

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