Just a little boost just a pick-me-up
like a kiss from the wife at lunch
or the baby saying Daddy into the phone
while I’m far away teaching just something
to reinforce the dam to lock the door
and lock it again just a safety net in case
the tightrope snaps in case the bottom falls out
in case the shit goes down just a stress ball
ready to burst between my fingers
just another night of instant sleep
another morning of dragging ass
just something else to keep track of
just something else to choke on