Cousin: 15 and Gone

February 23, 2010
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how am I supposed to sit here
and watch you do this?
you act like it’s ok,
that this isn’t a big deal,
that you are so mature you can handle it
sure, it’s not proven it messes you up
jump off drug, laziness
and for you, a colder heart
some symptoms obvious to me
sure it doesn’t hurt those around you
even though all they can see
are your glistening eyes,
all they can hear is your loud laugh
and know that you’re far away
sure, it doesn’t hurt you
but maybe it will someday
when you see your peers move on
and your still caught up in the smoke
sure, no one will ever suspect
you’re a prisoner to your own doing
so I guess there’s not much I can do
you’ve got yourself locked up
pretty tightly

but it’s okay.

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