I had been away
but I hadn't gone anywhere
I get paid once every month,
what a failure
considering I have to live each day, every minute
I do not wish for problems that I cannot solve
I have solved many by being patient
the ones I couldn't solve, needless to say, they have ruined me
it's a day sad in appearance -
leaves falling, neighbourhood noises, screams of a cat,
a gathering sky above
I had been away and I was here,
boxed in red and darkness,
pushing past midnights on the nights
I shouldn't have been alive.
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