To-Day

Today, I ate

picked the gravel

from the meat


Today, I spoke

and no one heard me


Today, I

woke up


Today, I

laid down


Today, I

listened to music


Today, I

lost all faith in humanity


Today, I

decided I’d rather be dead than alone and

today, my dog saved my fuckin life.


Today, I

woke up


Today, I

am tired


Today, I

lost a friend


Today, I

prefer the gun to hunger


Today, I

couldn’t pray


Today, I am alone


Today, I am alone


Today, I am alone

again.

© Michael Barry 2013