Thursday, July 09, 2009

When the War Comes

Read this because I'm only going to write it once
this respectfully yours hear me out
I remember almost everything
so let me help you take off your pants
in the TV room I am skipping tongues
playing robots with the kiss ass
all over the place people are eating pie
and diving into chips and slacking off
like they were in a documentary
about losing their cool and collapsing.
Well we are not for that we have established facts
to ward off the dreaminess emitted by the cool kids
who, no matter what you say, were not the drama kids
by city lights and the sounds of neighbors
through the pipes in the bathroom
you are not ever alone now that you know us
we brought these tools for you to use
your brain has an emergency room and there
is something aching in that room
now you understand all about
clanging and tears and being anxious about
vinyl and paper and recycling the news.
Some people have to be put under just to sleep
enough to let their organs regenerate
in a heap on the floor is a list of things
that can be chewed off your body
when the war comes you'll be hungry for
those parts of me but I'll be long gone.


Blogger kimberly lambright said...


5:58 PM  
Blogger VicoLetter said...

holy moly
the letters the spaces
the tools you use
this friday morning
i understand all about
clanging and tears

rock on mr. colby

11:24 AM  
Blogger Todd Colby said...

Wow. Thanks VicoLetter. And Kimberly. Clanging and tears are on a lot of minds lately. I'm all about love and bikes!

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think that part of the disagreement stems from the difference between "popular" and "cool." very different.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Todd Colby said...

Hi Anon-

Duly noted and amended. Yay! Drama kids are dorks! I win!

5:46 PM  

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