Listening to Stevie Wonder,
I hear more words than before.
Someone more like you
would make my dream true.

Music sounds so much better now.

Each note sounds different,
makes me want to suffer
into it again.

Makes me want to type
on my keyboard and write
with the pen.

I don’t even know if
my words make sense anymore.
I’m sure they do. Right now,
I just want to write more,
get the words out there
like never before.

The head stopped complaining
a while ago. I don’t worry
about the medication
I took an hour ago. Just do it
and go on with the show.

I want to dance, and sing,
and I don’t sing that much,
but life is made for dancing.

For once in my life,
I listen to the music,
Not the lyrics.

I sing the songs
that make me feel
something more
than nothing.

You couldn’t
make me feel
ever again.


Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly. His third book, Train of Thought 2: Almost Home is available now at the Oddball Book Store.