The yellow man under the drawbridge saw that I was lost so
He asked me for my phone number today
For the third day in a row
But I said no because it wasn’t the fifth.
He had a blue smile and a white tulip for me but
I still said no.
Instead I asked him where his dog had gone because
I could have sworn I saw on it day three
But he shook his head and
His smile turned red and
I watched the tulip grow paler in his hand.
The way he looked reminded me of the green man who
I had met in the park on the seventh day of the
Who said he was a robot but
He cried when it rained.
The yellow man cries too but
Only if it thunders.
He says it’s because his dog ran away when it thundered but
I know its just because he’s real.
Just like his dog.
I am not real, and that’s why he
Keeps asking for my phone number
But I just can’t give it to him because if he
Calls I will
Be lost forever and
His dog won’t ever return.
I can’t tell him about his dog.
He can’t ever know about his dog.
On the fourth day I chew the
Yellow medicine and it
Catches me like a storm cloud
Carrying me under the drawbridge where the
Yellow man looks purple in the shadows but
He asks for my phone number and I
Try to run away but the
Howls of the green man in the rain become a
So I stay with the yellow man who
Keeps touching the tulip and saying that he wishes
He had another one to give me
But I tell him that it’s okay because
There’s too much water in the vase and
It’ll drown anyway.
His eyes frown but
His smile stays blue and his
Heart stays red and
My soul is purple when I’m lost
When I am reborn
When I swallow the pill and
Talk to the yellow man,
Because he’s really the only friend I’ve ever had.
But the dog was his only friend and
The green man cries when it rains because
He knows that I know about the dog but
I told him that he
Can’t say anything to the yellow man because
The truth will kill him.
So then the fifth day came and
I swallowed that pill with some
Yellow water and
Went to the drawbridge under the black clouds where
The yellow man was quiet and his
Smile was brown
Like the color of the rain that
Began to catch on my lips
But it silenced me.
So I said nothing while
His heart turned to a tulip and I
Watched it drown in all the water.
He never asked me for my phone number that day but
I gave it to him anyway.
I wrote it on the bridge of his nose where
He would never see it but
Always see it without noticing.
He never did have a mirror.
So I walked into the rain and
Passed the green man in the park with
Tears flowing down his cheeks and
I hugged him and told him that the dog was okay
That he was okay
And he finally stopped crying and his
Wires shorted out.
I tried to speak to him because
Maybe that would make him real again but
The rain had
Glued shut my mouth and
Made it foam.
And I felt as if my hair were
Covered in skin and my
Skin in hair and I
Felt my feet touch the ground for the first time
Saw someone walking towards me in the
Sinking of the sky
And I tried to speak but my words
Turned to thunder
And then I saw someone who
Looked like me on
The sixth day
With red eyes and a
Blue smile and a
Yellow soul and he
Patted me on the head and told me
In a purple voice for the
Last time that I