Mind Glitches

I’m floating in

a space between

What I am today

What I could’ve been

What has gone away

What can come again

Am I being seen

I am never here.

I’m focusing

On my yesterday’s

What I should’ve done

When I didn’t run

What I meant to say

What you took away

What happens now

Upon this cloud

I’m floating on.

The day is done.

I start again.

I’m never here.

My mind.

It’s been

Locked away

And day to day

I look away

To yesterday.

I am never here.

Middle Child

I accept a call from a prison inmate.

It’s my little brother with a silly name.

Looney.

Not cause he’s crazy

or cause he loves the antics of bugs bunny.

My mom started calling him that when he was a baby.

These calls are a dollar a minute.

Looney and my older sister don’t speak.

So he calls me whenever he gets in trouble

So I charged my debit card 10 dollars.

Leaving me 4 in my account.

“Are you okay?” I ask.

“Yeah, I’m good. Could you call rah?”

Rah is his girlfriend.

I was in the middle of washing dishes.

I dried my hands and merged the calls.

He talked to her like it was just another day.

I left the phone on speaker.

On mute.

I went into the living room

and told my boyfriend

How stressed I was.