peas and gravy (20170426)

they tell you
to settle down
when you’re a kid
and you’ve eaten all
the halloween candy
that has been inspected
before bedtime

they tell you
one day you’ll settle down
make yourself a little
place in the world
build a life

they tell you
things will settle down
when chaos has erupted
like a 4th grade science fair

but what
they’re telling you
is to settle
because we’re all down
and why should you
see things
from an elevated height


National Poetry Writing Month Winds Down!
Day 26

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