Mark I. Kirkmeyer


I’m in a deep dark place
Twice hospitalized this month
The VA decided I don’t deserve
The 40% disability payment
Previously authorized.

The only ones who care
Whether I live or die
Have never met me
Nearest a state away
Farthest a world away

I know bureaucrats want me dead
So they don’t have to be bothered
My family would also be happier
If they didn’t have to be bothered
The deep dark place

A light in the darkness
Coming to take me away
Bouncing over ties and rails
The deep dark place

Hell ain’t that bad
I’ve all ready been to worse
Poke the Devil in the nose
I’m taking over
The deep dark place