Pardon Me While I Explode

A pocketful
of salamanders
and raw cookie dough
stuffed inside
the eyelids
to encourage
melodious
visions
where others
only saw simple
rhapsody

the tongue
held out
for better wages
and your lips painted
in affordable prices

this is a summer
romance
with socialist
undertones

– A. Ramirez

Libertas is Latin for Liberty

I wish I was smarter
and understood the
mechanics of organic
chemistry

for a lack of intelligence
I start conversations
in hopes of
staying afloat
and retaining
some connection
to the human race

in my youth
I made the mistake
of never
taking my life too seriously
and now the effects
of a teenage rebellion
have matured
into a full blown
delinquency

the spirits are in a happy revolt

to note –
my long hair
was the physical
manifestation
of an adolescent
longing for
individuality
and the cessation
from conventional
behavior

and to note further –
all attempts to assume
a normal life have failed me
and what was once a simple
teenage rebellion
has now matured into a healthy
and well sustained
state of liberty

– A. Ramirez