Week 446 // Overdoing It

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I make up my name
As I say it out loud
I screw up my face
When I hear how it sounds
I hide under stormdrains
And lurk all around
I ponder the savings
If I moved underground

I make up a story
And I tell if for fun
I make the details
Of wagers I’ve won
I make successes
And the days in the sun
I make excuses
That I point like a gun

I walk to the window
And I peek past the blinds
I ponder the subject
Of the passage of time
I think about justice
And folks who are kind
I think about summertime

Notes
Rebecca left yesterday to work abroad for the summer. She’s a way cool champion of human rights, and sometimes the world out there needs her for a little while. It’s a bit like when Captain Marvel went off to help the Skrulls find a new homeworld, but she still came back to Earth eventually to help kick Thanos’ butt. Essentially, my wife is an actual superhero.

All that said, I’m 32 hours into 10 weeks without her and I’m a bit sad. Don’t get me wrong, I think I’m fine. I’m busy enough to distract myself from feeling lonesome for the most part, but it hasn’t even been two days, so I’m still indulging the deeper troughs of my emotional spectrum. It’s pretty natural. This song begins with the premise that solitude will be very bad for me, and then resolves that it’s fine for a while, as long as it’s for a good reason.

~M.E.

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