ALMOST

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ALMOST

I’M ALMOST CAPABLE OF ACTING NORMAL…

I CATCH MYSELF WHEN LOOKING

THROUGH MY ALL-SEEING EYE,

OF SEEMING OBLIQUELY STRAIGHT…

SO THAT A CASUAL ON-LOOKER

MIGHT MISTAKE ME FOR A CHANCER,

A GEEZER, A LEERY WIDEBOY,

QUIPPING RISQUE ONE LINERS…

AND THEY MIGHT THEN FORM THE OPINION,

HE’S FULL OF HIMSELF!

 

AND AT LAST THEY MIGHT MISS,

THE ALL PERVADING SLOUGH OF DESPONDENCY,

THE BLACK COWL OF DESPAIR,

THE WASTELAND OF WRETCHEDNESS,

WHICH I HAVE WORN LIKE A TALISMAN,

THESE MANY MONTHS,

IN THE RIPTIDE OF MY VIDUITY.

 

MY BELOVED, THE LOST HALF OF MY SOUL,

WILL CELEBRATE THAT I CAN SMILE,

THAT I CAN JOKE,

WITH THE SAME BLACK CORE…

AND THAT DAYS CAN GO BY…

WITHOUT A VEIL OF TEARS.

 

YESTERDAY,

WHILST I WAS WATCHING FOOTBALL,

AND MY FRIEND SAT IN ANOTHER ROOM,

POINTEDLY UNWATCHING FOOTBALL,

HER MOVEMENTS SOUNDED SO LIKE MARIE…

IT WAS A CHOKER,

MY BRAIN FOOLED WITH THE IDEA,

THAT IT WAS HER!

ALMOST.

 

DALE ‘M’

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