I too have placed life on the shelf

Content to watch and wait and when

The waiting and the watching, the debating

Became too much

Let rip a snide aside

Or sarcasm laden snipe


Love almost killed me

I would not let the reins go

And that crazy bitch

Through desert, dirt, mountain and stone

Drug me along till most trace of life

And love were gone


I built up a shell

Then threw it in a hole

The fit felt so right

I thought I had found a home


And Mexicans and coyotes howled and yipped

Business went on at it’s usual clip

Schemers small and large

Took their respective dips


And they left me less then more alone

Nothing to lose when you never place a bet

Nothing to gain and

Still nothing yet


Baby, I’m missing my home

But where could that be?

This could be all for me

This could be all for me



Meantime there’s pills and some liquid numbing

That kill the pain and leave you humming:

This could be all for me


I have faith the great re-set is set

To restart me into more eternity

But if we should meet

I don’t think I’ll make the same mistake twice


Sometimes if feels like it’s all too much

Please no more! If I could I would

Be giving up


Then just when I’m giving up

I fall back in love

(Like a fool)



Author: Edgardo

Born in Houston, Texas and moved to Raymondvile, Texas in 1969. Family bought a radio station and helped with the family business until it was sold in 1997. Since then started an agency and mostly writes about experiences in Deep South Texas. Writers of the Rio Grande founder, editor and contributing author.


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