Leria Hawkins

A Late Night (Adult) Swim

Up one night with bloodshot eyes
Who wants a shake, who wants some fries
I surfed the waves, stopped to swim
The light was on, but now it’s dim

A talking meatball, nitwit shake
Contentious fries, all in my face
Mindless droning of rusted gears
Drilling holes between my ears

Where’s a awl, where’s a knife
Someone please, poke out my eyes
Loose me from this garish spell
A wine induced living hell

Give me a hammer, NO! A rock
Something to slay the screeching box
Give me strength to fight the fool
Else a bucket, to catch the drool

All logic is wasted, as I slip
Down the drain, a steady drip
Mindless, gutless babbling dolt
To dense to run, to slow to bolt

Caught between the haze and hell
Falling deeper in the well
I close my eyes to stop the pain
The steady slipping of my brain

Wake me, wake me, wake me please
Life’s too short for this disease
Prod me till my senses wake
Free me now, before I break

Up one night, with bloodshot eyes
Please…no more shakes and no more fries
The light is on, but quickly dims
I’d rather drown, than chance to swim

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Copyright © 2013 Leria Hawkins, All Rights Reserved

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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A Late Night (Adult) Swim
Date: April 16,2013
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  • Wahab AbdulWahab Abdul (5/21/2013 9:25:00 AM)

    fantabulous, simply enjoyed.. nothing to say more.. giving 10

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    Absolutely enjoyed every word

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