Mesmerizing in a way once forgotten
Walking in newness of a life once down trodden
Back when fantasies were dreams left untouchable
Wondering if this pursuit is just as corruptible
All the waking endless nights keep passing
Each one void of Love and laughing
Empty staring, lost in the universe of thought
Seeing these things inside you have brought
Each one waiting for a second bloom to burst into life
Until someone stalks it with a pairing knife
Without water, each dead sapling has been cut out
Bulbs torn from sockets and planted take roots
Bright ideas sit stagnant too dull to reuse
And what shall we do with the drunken Sailor?
The one who sobs confusing funnel for strainer?
Bleary-eyed waiting for someone to make it right
Blot away bloodstains to make it shine bright
Sweep the crumbs up to save for later
It is all a game, and I am the only player.