Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Addicted to Nothing by Jasen Sousa

Addicted to Nothing


My friends call me 
and ask what I am doing today?

I’m working.  Most weeks, seven days.

I go, I go and I go.

I have a routine
where I wake up every morning
at 5:30 A.M.

Walk into the bathroom
and don’t turn on the light.

I strike back as I put my leg
into the water before it fully heats up.

Use my eclectic shaver when the skin
on my face is nice, and tight, and dry.

I eat my banana, my cereal, and my juice

and am out of my house by 6:30, ready 

to attack my day.

I know where I’m going.
I’ve been going there every day for
the past five years.

Maybe it’s different 
when you wake up each day
and don’t know what you’re going
to do to keep yourself busy.

If I didn’t have somewhere to go
who knows where I would end up?

I wake up every morning,
and the only thing I crave 
is trying to leave a legacy
before my time here is over.

I don’t crave anything else, not
even coffee.

I wake up every morning not needing 
anything in my life.

What has not needing done to my brain?





First Published
in
Somewhere Lost

Copyright © 2011 by Jasen Sousa

Copyright © All Rights Reserved by J-Rock Publishing

Library of Congress
Cataloging in Publication Data
ISBN  978-0-9714926-7-7

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