Paranoia Marmalade Read Count : 33

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What are your plans for the weekend?

Here, Saturday will be so long

Invaded by the tiny ants of paranoia 

Slithering like the uninvited serpent guest 

Beneath the front door 

Squirming in the heat of the unforgiving summer sun

On my fine, hard, black ceramic floor

It wasn’t meant for that

You’ll hope for Sunday blessings 

But instead

Upon the break of the holiest of days

You’ll find yourself without a drop of water 

Surrounded by the island’s unfriendly desert granite

And a bunch of pests 

Reach the mountains

Find a single hidden fountain

Neath the statue of a saint

Guarded by security cams

Blending into the landscape 

Out here, in no man’s land  

Maybe ask the cops 

The ones who followed you there

For directions 

Directions to somewhere sane 

But before you do, they’ll look away 

Pretend they didn’t even see you there

The only other living creature 

On a Sunday at high noon

Among the bone dry rocks 

Skeletons scattered across this wild forgotten land 

Return to your arid cave 

And find someone else’s gushing fountain 

Right outside 

Bubbling, the living water spills mockingly

And drowns the boulevard 

Such spite 

Turn the screeching key

Greet your crawling guests

A new army of ants

Never rest

Collect all the drops of moisture you can find 

Barely enough to whip up a lunch and a prayer

Instead of cussing at the happy looking sky

Brew a cup of pitch black coffee 

Light a cigarette on fire 

It’s getting late, no time left for denial

Got to act fast

Through the smoke and anger 

Calculate your chances 

At being normal again

Maybe next weekend 

Join the fun and go out dancing

Forget all fear and all danger 

What are your plans for the weekend? 

I’ll spend it picking bitter fruits 

From that flourishing tree of Paranoia

It needs no water 

It grows on worries

I’ll spend it wondering 

If there’s a recipe to make 

A paranoia marmalade 


  • Maurice  Beres

    Maurice Beres

    Beautifully written 🦋intriguingly expressed🦋captivating 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋

    Aug 07, 2019

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