Beat Up, Top Down

convertible by water with surfboard
Brian Hogan

BEAT UP

I beat the record

for the person most wrecked

I beat myself up

and re-fill my cup

I beat off

and toke and cough

then I wake up beat

sweat on the sheet

with tasks to complete 

but instead I recover

and dream of my lover

and pull tight the covers 

I waste another day

wasted on yay

until the price becomes too steep to pay

but that’s not today. 

TOP DOWN

surrounded by the life I’ve been living

without ever giving

myself a break to reflect and take

stock of my progress goals or dreams

their fruition always seems 

so far

so I hop in my car

top down

drive around 

crank that sound to drown 

out the voice that says I’m dying

It’s lying because I don’t stop trying

as time passes

I count my trespasses

but hey, at least I’m not one of those deadbeat jackasses

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Brian is a Writer, Clarity Coach, Filmmaker and Adjunct Professor who loves teaching and learning, and living in the uncertainty of it all.

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