Mark I. Kirkmeyer

LOST THE EDGE

Lost the edge today
The razor edge that is my sanity
It cracked and I fell off
The day started with
My leg being numb
Sharp pain in lumbar spine
Two hours of stretching
The sharp tingles came
Get up and take some meds
One of my friends called
He had good news
He got hired by the TSA
He’ll be working the local airport
I should be happy for him
I applied for the same job
Haven’t heard from them
I’ve got military experience
He doesn’t
I’ve got years of security work
He’s got years of plumbing
I guess he’s a better candidate
I’ve been placed in mothballs
They don’t want to hear from me
I should go back to my overpass
Life was easier then
When all I had to worry about
Was making it to Father John’s.