pain is the one

   constant in my life

guaranteed to show up

   I use to pray

now I pray

   for the pain to stop


the musician stands alone

   silhouetted against

the setting sun

   waiting for me


   a melancholy song


the heat

   the heat

my body floats away

   from itself

shadows run beneath

   my feet

I am not myself today

   my throat is dry

I cannot drink enough