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Decay
I sit across from you at the dinner table
watching you decay
slowly age and quickly die
I'm not sure why you chose this path

I wish there was something I can do
instead of witness and observe
and watch you decay
into a mere sculpture of grains

I stand here watching you
act like a professional fool
a man with a huge heart
but at times perhaps too silly in states

I wish there was something I can do
beyond banning or talking
something significant to make a change
I know I can't make you pregnant

I listen to the sounds
of swigging and hunger for drive
thank you words are not enough
for what you have done

I wish there was something I can do
tell me how I can help
instead of sitting and laughing and enjoying
as I watch you decay

I cry for you daily when you're in sight or hidden
it hurts so much to see you this way
I don't want to read a ready-made
a eulogy at tomorrow's funeral

I wish there was something I can do
I'm exhausted from watching you decay
It's effecting me and others around you
As you decay into a pool of death


 2004 David Greg Harth
04.03.19.22:14:03@296NYC