Ah, to be old and look young

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
His name is my name too
Whenever I go out
The bouncers always shout
Can you verify your ID with a credit card?


Monsters in the Nightlight

In the morning I’m a monster
An uncoordinated mess
I’m sorry if I poked your eye
I’m clumsy, I confess

And once I punched you in my sleep
I swear an accident
Luckily when you woke up
Your condition was near mint

When I wake up I groan to you
About the loud alarm
It’s one I set myself, I know
It doesn’t cause me harm

In my youth I sleep-walked
And now I just sleep-fight
An elbow for some covers
Why can’t I just sleep tight?

A habitual insomniac
For now it seems I’m cured
But at what price for you
With all you have endured?


Superglue, my dad would say
About the topic at hand
He wouldn’t want to stop the day
And make the scene more grand

My mom would clean and cover
With a chance of a call to my pharmacist aunt
She’d kill any chance of invasion
But the care would surely not be scant

But as for me and mine
I’m somewhere in between
For me I’d bandage and be fine
But for friends it’s more extreme

The hubris he felt did linger
He attacked the avocado with relish
And didn’t notice the finger
I swear I’d never embellish

It’s not what I said I’d do
But for him to avoid the tomb
In the chaos that did ensue
We spent the night in the emergency room

And what did the doctor say
When the finger came to his view?
Don’t worry I’ll patch it up
Let’s use some superglue

Tales of Insomnia 4

Shaken violently awake
My dreams will push me out
No matter where, at 4am
Almost like someone outside of them shouts

I coupd consider going
To a 5am gym class
Its hardly fair I have to go
Just to work on my … mass

To be honest I’d rather be
Awake than in some dreams
Running away from a serial killer
Is harder than it seems

And acting a spy I’ve often found
Exhausting when you’re made
An arranged marriage to recompence
My crimes? I’m not the type to bridesmaid

Sleep would be so preferrable
However, in this heat
Laying, slightly sticky
Atop a fitted sheet