The Fool, the Bomber, the Nurse, and the Lifeboat
This man has a mouthful of nails
and he’s ready to spit,
at the man across the street,
because that man thinks
The man who thinks he’s Jesus,
wears a vest of wires,
stuffed with eternal damnation,
and he’s ready to pull the cord,
because the man with the nails,
does not believe in anything.
The nurse in Neo-Natal,
is at the end of her shift.
She will go home,
bathe her daughter and afterwards
eat a TV supper with her wife.
When they hear the sirens,
they will turn on the TV and let
and the shattered glass,
flood into their lives.
And because the crimson water
will never stop rising,
they will cling tightly to their daughter,
who will become their lifeboat,
because she has no need
for nails and vests,
only the love of her family.