When you owe so much more than you can pay,
When you find your soul mate just died yesterday.
When you search all your life for a beautiful dream,
And when you catch a star they leave the scene.
It’s another night where anxieties rule.
There’s a masquerade going, and you are the fool.
It’s a million more miles before you get there,
Too bad your car is beyond repair.
You’re a black dog at a conference of ghosts,
Where there’s none left smiling, except the host.
You stand in line, but it’s never your turn,
You’re left holding a candle that refuses to burn.
The kindred spirit you thought was your kind,
Was substance to see it was all in your mind….
This work is in Girl in the Trees.