Dead Ends

The rubber met the road. The pedal hit the metal.
Raindrops filled the kettle. The explorer did not settle.
The peasant earns Shekels. Many faces wear frowns.
Some attendees heckled. The rubber met the road.
The host ended the show. Robots speak morse code.
Frogs claim to be toads. The snakes in the grass
slither fast as the blades cut and the blinds shut.
In life, follow your sight and do what is right.
Trust your gut. Pretend that you did not just hit
a dead end. Go spend time before time spends
you. It is time to lose the shoes and move out
of the way of the kicking boot. I mean, shoot.
Time to turn around. We are not quite ready
to sing the blues, read the news, or face
the fact that we must pay off our debt.
Just turn around and you will be free: set.









Settle Down

What does it mean to settle down?
Does it mean to stay in one spot?
I suppose settling down is better
than wandering around. At a point,
we settle down; we sit down; we lay
down. Sooner than later, we will settle
down and calm down. I suppose
settling down can be better than
speeding up and crashing. Really,
there are two options: get up or
sit down because, before we know
it, all of us will settle down. Below.