Friday, January 13, 2017

One Friday the 13th in Mexico


I woke up scrambling for my life
downing the remnants of yesterday
from the bottom of a plastic cup,
that 4 a.m. shot of tequila,
as we put the town to bed.

I woke up scrambling for my life
as Alice Cooper reminds me that
he loves America.

I woke up scrambling for my life
fully aware that you and I
are polar opposites:
politically; emotionally and; so much more.

I woke up scrambling for my life
with the realization
that I have fallen so far for you.


— Mark Butkus