I think I need a break...hmmm....
Everything is starting to get to me.
Everyone is starting to annoy me.
The city is beginning to grate on my nerves…and I think I've just been in a city environment for way too long.
I need to go somewhere where fire trucks…ambulances and police car sirens aren't blaring every ther hour, at 3 am, 5 am, 7 am, and so on.
Where people aren't walking too slowly when you need to get somewhere in five minutes.
Where cars don't honk their horns at your car when you are calmly waiting for the signal to turn “green”.
Where plans with people…checklists at work…piles of laundry…unanswered emails…and unreturned phone calls don't continuously weigh upon you with each passing second.
I want to drop everything and go away.
A lightly-sanded beach with aqua water with nobody except someone who would bring tea...coffee…subway sandwich at my beck and call.
I want to breathe in air that smells like the sea..free of car exhaust and wet mud and stale Marlboro Lights.
I want to exhale and feel light and unburdened and free...hmm...
I need a break.
Or else I'll break.
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