Methods Of Survival


At times I'm so preoccupied running

I forget paying attention to where I'm going

At times I'm so busy reaching ecstacy

I forget paying attention to all other needs

We've all got our methods of survival

These are mine

Shoo away the annoying dandelion seeds

Chase a katzenjammer violin up a tree

Startle the birds so they take off

With the entire lake in their feathers

At times I'm so busy avoiding trouble

I forget paying attention to what I miss out on

These everchanging methods of survival

I may be too deep into the darkside

But I know we need to be a bit naive as well

One thing though - how to regain naivete

When already cynical?

Have some bittersweets

They're good for you

Please help yourself to some bittersweets and light refreshments

Paper aeroplanes crash into bottles spilling wine

On flies hanging around washing their hands

Maud lin flies reel all over the table when suddenly

A turreen of soup tips over as the cloth woos

and stretches for the sheets on the clothes line

I need my escapism

I'll hold on to it till I learn new methods of survival

Somehow somehere sometime it will all be good