Fortress of Solitude (my shot at a poem)

My closet… my walk-in closet…

A spot mid-floor, push away her shit.

Need quiet, need cold, need dark,

Need to get to that place

That placee removed from it all

 

The choices we make; events gone by

The man once said, “Just remember that the things you put into your head are there forever.”

Forever?  For-everever???

 

My closet… my hotel room… my office when they’ve all gone home…

A spot mid-floor, clear away the shit.

Need quiet, need cold, need dark,

Want to get to that place

Where I can put it all away

 

Decisions and regrets; opportunities slipped by

The man once sang, “I’m having trouble inside my skin, I’m trying to keep my skeletons in.”

I boxed them up, put them away (wonder how long they’ll stay that way?)

 

My closet… my hotel room… my car in the parking lot…

Find the spot, push away the shit.

Need quiet, need cold, need dark,

Needto get to that place

That place of nothing – and everything

 

Things we can’t say, things we won’t say

The man once said, “What has been seen cannot be unseen, what has been learned cannot be unknown.”

I guess those are getting put into boxes, too

 

My closet… my quiet “wherever” space… my “Fortress of Solitutde”

Find the spot, shove it all away

Need quiet, need cold, need dark, need order,

Need to make sure all of these boxes stay put

There are too many boxes and its all a jumbled mess

 

These things are heavy, these things are fragile (even combustible)

The man once said, “The world breaks everyone, then some become strong at the broken places.”

I think I need to stay here for a while and clean this shit up

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