Getting a Good Look

Taught myself to always try to play fair,
to withhold judgment till after due consideration…
Yet, some people, ya just know at a glance,
fit nowhere in your dreamscape…

First impressions tell a little or a lot,
is your face real or shrouded in plastic…

Some reveal their soul with one look
and can blossom in the palm of your hand,
a welcome addition to fond memories…

Insanity’s Storybook

Sugar-coated reality
compressed between my ears
too rich for expression
too poorly shaped
needing some work to work
hesitant to breathe a word of it

Maybe it’s all in-my-head
a dead-end in the end
last call for alcohol
closing time
at the local club

So much I can’t expect to carry thru on
but, oh how I do try
sure of my happiness
whether I win or lose
playing harmless little games
in my head