A new poem by Stacey Madden

Collide

The drops have been squeezed in
Now rub your eyes.
The flash bulb burns your sofa,
It’s all candy bright.
The night wants to control you,
Let it in.
Throw your soul and wallet
Out with sin.
Drink until you’re sober –
You can’t fly!
Tears will pool and fall out
Of your eyes.

Stars that burn and flash are dying
In the sky.
Your enemies have won you friends
Now they’re all right.
Beauty’s overrated,
Now death is too.
Live to do the things that you could
Never do.
Pain and laughter dance
When they collide!
Tears will pool and fall out
Of your eyes.

Fighting battles is just another
Way to hide.
Things we cherish most are neither
Yours nor mine.
Tie your feet together,
Walk a mile.
Kill your gentle lover
With a smile.
Scratch the walls and sing, babe,
Please don’t cry!
Tears still pool and fall out
Of your eyes.