RELAX: A Poem

 

 

Relax.

Start that new show you’ve had your eye on, the one everyone keeps talking about.

YOLO

Go back to sleep.

Same old, same old.

Why?

Literally everyone else is doing it.

Calm down.

It’s easier this way.

YOLO

“Cuz fuck that shit.”

YOLO

“It’s fine the way it is, leave it.”

It’s fine.

RELAX.

“What’s gotten into you?”

“Don’t be such a kill joy.”

Everyone’s having fun, what’s wrong?

YOLO

Sit down.

Lay down.

Calm down.

Go back to sleep.

You’re fine the way you are.

Just relax

and don’t ever question them again.

~~

Breathe.

Nod.

Play along.

Say about the weather.

Say about sports.

Say about them and their things-going-on.

(Don’t) say about your/their dreams.

Say about politics (generally, please).

Say about how music is all crap nowadays.

Say about these new beers (drinks) (shows) (restaurants) they got out now.

Play the game.  You know the game.  Play it.

Just…

~

…bide your time.

Blink.

Breathe.

Save your energy.

Suffer these fools gladly.

Gladly,

humbly.

Don’t waste your energy.

You’ll need it.

You’re getting older.

Older every second.

Air rusts metal.

Air rusts you.

Energy will be more expensive than all the money

you’ve ever dreamt of

ever.

In ten more years,

five more minutes

will be worth more than

all the happy thoughts you’ve ever felt in your life,

even just five minutes

of pain.

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