I come to you with a peak inside–
outside the blinds, families picking up their last holiday gifts
festive hats, have a great day
a few gift cards, have a great day
wrapping paper sporting jolly Santa and trusty Rudolph, have a great day.
the happiest time of year, theme songs of the month playing on repeat, and I can’t remember one person’s face.
Our old family car’s cruise control never worked
you would have to hold the button, however,
we discovered if you inserted a coin and really jam it in there
the cruise control would stay-
and as I sit and watch these faceless people
and the coin jabs further into my skull
I don’t remember any of it.
Quiet in the madness
scrambling and I’m the only egg that’s cracked
dreading the time in silence because I feel safer
here in the madness
but I can’t stay.
The faceless walkers troll apart the hallways
screaming and ripping off others ears and I’m the one that’s sideways
and I can’t run.
The water falls in a single drip
exactly three seconds apart- I know I counted.
Heater and a candle because the cold is awful and should be banned.
The candle is a Mistletoe scent
I didn’t know at the time that it would keep the madness with it
warding all reindeer to stay the fuck away
so I can lay and cry in peace an.
Sorry, your time is up.
Please enter another twenty-five cents to keep the cruise control going,
have a great day.