The Straw People

I laid

down

in bed

Put my

sleep

mask

on

I immediately

started

tossing

and

turning

My mind was

activated,

stimulated

My body was so tired

All I wanted was to sleep

What I thought was……

became a walk on the sharp edge of darkness

The big picture came

As I looked down at myself

I sensed this was going to be a scene

with less than average results

It happened a very long time ago

What I began to see were silhouettes

and in that darkness who……….

The Straw People came

and took me away

With faces of white

They all looked the same

With deep pockets

they took and took

I was never

satisfied

with

one

straw

I had to have as much as I could

I had to beg, borrow, steal

These Straw People came to me

just to get me hooked

My arm was bent back

God if I only knew then what I know now

I could have kept one foot in darkness

instead of crushing two lines

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