I caught my college roommate
jerking off to the Jesus channel,
I tease him for it endlessly
even though, in truth,
we pray the same way,
just to different gods.
I spend entire days letting out my id
which I tend to think is mild mannered
till it's given room to roam.
I haven’t regularly brushed my teeth in almost six years
simply because I found I didn’t have to.
My teeth are starting to rot out my head
but I’m just amazed
every time the sun sets and rises even though
I didn’t pick up my toothbrush
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I also don’t drive inside the lines
for the same reasons.
I love you, Allen,
I smoke marijuana every chance I get too,
I’m just not as proud of it as you are
I’m not in love, but I pretend I am
Sometimes I pretend I’m not in love even when I think I am
but nobody’s fooling myself.
I use the word “I” far too much
But I swear to myself
That I’m not all I’m concerned with.
I play with words like Lincoln Logs
but I’d pay a nickel a syllable
if they stood even a quarter as sturdy