Friday, September 16, 2016

Sonnet Based On The Opening Line Of Silverlock

If I had cared to live, I would have died.
   I didn’t give a shit, and here I am.
It’s like the world makes sure I get denied
   And gives no fucks each time I give a damn.
Indifference always reads like confidence.
   Auditions: Give a shit? I lose the part.
Wanting to please looks like incompetence.
   Lovers: Show them I care? They break my heart.
Life sees I couldn’t care less, and gives more,
   Like energy’s a scale that balance rules.
When I say I want in, Life slams the door;
   Yearn for the verdict, I get judged by fools.
      I’ll never lack a break for lack of trying—
      But if I care to live,  then I risk dying.

Copyright 2016 Matthew J Wells

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