to the prankster who put “the moon” as the address on their online pizza delivery order: thanks a whole dang lot. i was up there for like ten minutes just aimlesly waiting, ringing the doorbell, kicking moon rocks around
She was a ghostwriter
Lying to the world
In deep anticipation
Of a day that she had written
And by her own admission
She’d be picked up, kissed, and twirled.
Graduated high school. Kissed someone.Collected something really stupid. Smoked a cigarette. Got so drunk you passed out. Rode every ride at an amusement park. Gone to a rock concert. Helped someone.Gone fishing. Watched four movies in one night. Gone long periods of time without sleep. Lied to someone.Snorted cocaine. Failed a class. Smoked weed. Dealt drugs. Been in a car accident. Been in a tornado. Been to a funeral. Burned yourself.Ran a marathon. Cried yourself to sleep.Spent over £200 in one day. Flown on a plane.Cheated on someone. Been cheated on. Written a 10 page letter. Gone skiing. Been sailing. Lost someone you loved.Shoplifted something. Been to jail. Dangerously close to being in jail. Skipped school.Had detention. Got in trouble for something you didn’t do. Stolen books from the library.Gone to a different country. Dropped out of school. Watched the “Harry Potter” movies.Had an online diary. Had a yard sale. Had a lemonade stand.Actually made money at the lemonade stand. Been in a school play.Been fired from a job. Swam with dolphins. Taken a lie detector test. Voted for someone on a reality TV show. Written poetry. Read more than 20 books a year. Gone to Europe. Loved someone you shouldn’t have.Used a coloring book over age 12. Had surgery. Taken a taxi.Seen the Washington Monument. Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once. Overdosed. Been in a fist fight. Gone surfing in California. Had a hamster/guinea pig. Pet a wild animal. Used a credit card. Did “spirit day” at school.Dyed your hair. Got a tattoo. Got straight A’s. Been on the Honor Roll.Know someone with HIV or AIDS. Made-out with someone.Played on a sports team. Snuck out of the house. Swore at a teacher . Gone laser tagging. Had a romantic relationship.Been on TV. French braided. Skinny-dipped. Driven a car. Performed in front of an audience.Gone bungee-jumping. Been to Mexico. Crashed a car. Sky dived. Been kissed in the rain. Made an 11:11 wish. Drank alcohol. Forwarded a chain letter. Made a mistake.
when you think you’ve screwed something up but it all turns out ok in the end
The Mountain Goats - Never Quite Free
It’s okay to find the faith to saunter forward
There’s no fear of shadows spreading where you stand
And you’ll breathe easier just knowing that the worst is all behind you
And the waves that tossed the raft all night have set you on dry land
If you ever feel like you won’t make it on broadway for musical reasons, just remember that Ramin Karimloo can’t even read music
Or had singing lessons.