Sometimes When You Get The Blues There Might Be A Damned Good Reason

because it only takes 3 or 4 bad political leaders
or    3 or 4 artsy-fartsy creators to
set the natural course of human and life-evolvement
50 years
which may not seem much
but it’s over half your life
in which you’re not going to get to
hear, see, read, feel
what you could have
which may not seem tragic to you
because it never occured,
but sometimes maybe when you’re not feeling so
good at
night or in the morning or at
maybe what you feel lacking is
what should have been
and I don’t mean a blonde in
sheer pantyhose.
I’m talking about what gnaws at you
even when she is

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