Talk Radio, 2 am

January 16, 2015

I’m driving home from the ER, not ready for sleep, eaten up by memories of my mistakes...

I’m driving home from the ER,

not ready for sleep, eaten up

by memories of my mistakes,

a man on the radio telling me

not to worry because I can learn

to control my mind. He says

thoughts are like puppies

we can paper-train and teach

to be obedient. He says

one day that puppy will calm down,

cuddle up, and lick my face.

But who is this guy kidding?

My mind isn’t a puppy tonight-

it’s a wild tiger,

and it’s ripping out my heart.