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chasing the headless chicken

Thereís a headless chicken out there somewhere
containing whatís left of my mind
while itís body runs around with all the energy
of my restless spirit

I have the terrible feeling that time is just a bomb
and Iíve become a terrorist to my own life
counting down the seconds and sunrises
until the insides of my eyes explode with the exertion
of looking but never seeing the breath particles that float
right in front of my face

And Iím sure death wears stilettos
caressing me with one hand before kicking me in the face
with shoes Iíd kill to own and am dying to see
because my heart beat has become a sickness
to the racing pace of life and with every panicked moment
Iím surely dying a breath and a half at a time
chasing a dream I have to be alive to meet

Iíve never been one to just jump right in
to lifeís delights
when self-destruction has been more beautiful
than the masturbation of self-improvement
despite every white room I locked myself into
every time I heard the clack of stilettos
on the tobacco-spit pavement

Thereís a headless chicken out there somewhere
containing whatís left of my mind
while itís body runs around with all the energy
of my restless spirit

And the only thing I've learnt
is that I've learnt nothing at all
Iím still running around wondering my heartís trying to beat
at the speed of light
hoping it wonít kill me with a premature heart attack
as though the time bomb tick of urgency
to fulfil some vague notion of destiny
can be fast-tracked with the slow death of stress

© Indie Adams 2013
Indie
Written by Indie (Miss Indie)
Published
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