Parenting Personal

Busted Lap

December 5th, 2021

The world is wrong today

An Uber driver speaks of his wealth

When he’s just one small step

From the corner bums and their filth

Fortunes lost or never found

Spare change in their cups

That jingling sound

My fortune cookie wants to teach me Chinese

Kàn Bìng it says

“To see a doctor”

And I’m down, I’ll tell ya

It’s a day for downers

I’m sobbing over Cohen’s Hallelujah

Because it’s instrumental

But I don’t need no fuckin’ healer

I’m not mental

Long ago I was a puppet

Then I cut the strings to stop it

And I’m free now

With two cats in the yard

Life used to be so hard

But it still is, god!

Dammit she’s stuck like a barnacle

Jammed in a pickle

Wrapped by a tentacle

One monkey on our back

And missing one in the middle

Bitch cast a wide net

But the puppet has gone

Because the marionette was wrong

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