Mama tells me




Dear, my dear, we’re facing a problem

I thought I always

wanted you to stay,

Now I can’t get you to go away.


Mama tells me

I don’t have a problem

But everyone else,

Don’t have to wonder...


Mama tells me she has desperately

Wondered, how to get rid of her problem,

I don’t have the skills,


But I try, and I try

To make her obsession

Go away.


Dear, my dear, we’re facing a problem

I thought I always wanted you to stay,

Now I can’t get you to go away...


Mama always needs sedation,

Many slippy sock vacations,

I’m in need of no medication,


But I try, and I try

To make her obsession

Go away...


Mama tells me she wishes

She were like me

She doesn’t know the demons I keep,


Mama tells me she has a problem,

No one else has this problem,

No one else has to wonder

I no longer know the demons she keeps


But I try, and I try

To make her obsession

Go away…


Dear, my dear, we’re facing a problem

I thought I always wanted you to stay,

Now I can’t get you to go away.


Now I have lost my mind,

I have slippy sock vacations,

I’m in need of constant sedation,

Where the hell is my medication?


Off to the ER I go,

Hoping I will score,

Holy crap, do I need more?

A descent worse than Kafka.


Now I try, and I try

to make my obsession go away

The only thing I can do is break the chains,


Now my obsession has gone away,

This is only temporary,

I must ask for help every day.


Dear, my dear, we’re facing a problem

I thought I always wanted you to stay,

Now I can’t get you to go away.





* Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

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