can’t believe I wasted a shooting star on you

The old man asked if he had heard of me

Oh no,
I am minor
in an extraordinary
sense, or

to a remarkable degree.
Take your pick.

He was intrigued by me having written poetry.

***

Stay five years, get the whole she-bang. Goddamn what a deal.

‘When I retire I will…’
buy & run a Walgreens

‘My interest in retirement is…’
let’s just say I’m not that invested. ha.

Listening to Roth contribution, retirement,
work shit.
Noticing the sunrises-&-sets pictures that
littered the literature Kelly had passed out
it dawns on me that this kind of talk is for people who care about money.
I don’t care about money.

***

can’t believe I wasted a shooting star on you

***

Absolutely no talent at the Brew on a Friday morning.

Sure, the sky is overcast, but the sun lights it too harsh
for all the hungover hunnies cuddling in bed with a one-

night stand or a long-term partner, maybe. They are the jobless;

or they have called in due to self-imposed sickness. C’mon love,

chug a Gatorade before bed, or take down a hamburger.

Maybe some early morning rough and tumble under a duvet
will set the headache aside. Try. I’ll write a fiction on it.
I’m getting car burned,
accepting it.

***

You cannot retire before 18. Kelly told me.
1 – 50%, what a deal?!
The government watches it, though,
just like everything.

‘By way of introduction,’

Carl says.
I can’t imagine it’s spelled with a ‘K’
Kelly & Carl, what a team.

Roth contributions,
Roth contributions,
Who is Roth?

***

Allocate, retire, collect gold, precious gems,
and paper money.
Let’s consolidate general experiences,
make life as safe as possible.

***

oh thank god, carl is talking now

prudential + fidelity want me to care about how
I allocate my money
so badly, + I wonder why.

I can’t help but wonder why.

***

I finally did that card trick
Christmas Day.
After thoroughly enjoying the
Counting Crows
off a New Year Mix; we were pumping
it early.

This city is starting to get that lonely stink
Fist to the face, hand to cheek, hit that missing link.

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