Live and Don’t Try

Assimilation impossible
gave up many years ago
Never managed to acquire
that skill in all these years
Now accustomed
I cherish my role as an outcast
It's not a reprisal
I've held this position
from the day I was born
into this incarnation
There was no blending
though I do enjoy blended whiskies
on occasion and
I've no chameleon or
shape shifting abilities
I find it better to stand out
like a sore thumb
than always pointing
in the wrong direction

So I wave goodbye to trying


I should've known when
she placed the white blotter
on my tongue

   my first girlfriend
   my first date

that I was in for a dead future