An Iguana or an Alcohol Problem


United States
43° 6' 58.698" N, 89° 45' 24.3684" W

Do you think about the someday things?
The details, technicalities, buttons up the back.
The names of your kids, if you’ll have kids,
Or an iguana, or an alcohol problem?
If you’ll have a house with a view, or a view of other houses.
If your whites will be whitened by Downy or Tide,
If your twelve dollar shingles will keep you more dry,
While the rain pours down ceaselessly, beating and bashing,
While you cling to all the pieces you possibly can.

These are the things they don’t tell us,
The things they don’t ask us,
Stains on a shirt
The stories you’ll tell
Little pieces of a life
Little pieces of your life.
Do you ever think about
The someday things?


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