Slacker

Pulling it all together, now.

Hold on.

Get a grip,

because your life depends on it.

 

Breathe.

Take it in.

Let it out, slow.

There.

Now,

better check the tension.

Kind of feels high

on one of the lines,

so let a little slack out.

Woah…

…not too much, now.

 

Keep it all together.

Can’t let things get squirrely.

Too much room

and it’s all gonna break out;

spread wild

all over hell’s half acre.

Try pulling it all back in

and putting it back in line

after all that.

 

Remember?

Remember those days?

Couldn’t find a reason

to eat,

or sleep,

or wake.

Just chaos.

Pure Hell.

Yeah, that used to be home.

Destructive stuff.

Wish I’d known better then

and maybe I did.

Maybe I just had to pay the devil

for my father’s sins

and make a small down payment

on my own.

 

Easy now…

… tighten that shit up.

See how it’s trying to wander?

Yeah,

don’t let it do that.

Eyes up,

on the horizon.

Back straight,

shoulders back.

This is why we train;

so we at least have a fighting chance

of pulling it together

and holding on

for dear life.

 

HG – 2019

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