Two pumps in a day.
You bet, that’s really
good for you boy.

Flying on an endless
cycle, never stopping
to take a break.

They’re the ones
that will
hate you

when they see you
for the mess
you are.

Take away your
freedom, you’ll still
eat birthday cake.

Don’t leave me.
Don’t leave me.
Don’t leave me yet.

You’ll never see
the inside of me,
never understand it all.

Wish you were a fish
in the sea. I could swim
under a rock.

wait for you.
You look and look
and can not see.

I just want
the time of day,
to tell it my way.

I think
my scars
are too deep.

There’s a lost child
in me somewhere
trying to breathe.

I just want
to cry

But really
I just want
to leave.

Trapped in the
middle with you.
Don’t know what to do.


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.