Tracing Racing Thoughts

1.

Before I could talk on the phone
it had to be invented
the inventor had to be invented
one day by his parents
this all happened before I was born
to talk on my phone
phones are expensive
but money doesn’t grow on trees
they say squirrels live in trees rent free
that’s just nuts.

I asked my therapist on the phone today
why I can’t stop tracing my racing thoughts
she said trauma causes anxiety
try placing my thoughts on clouds
and letting them pass
trauma hurts like hell
every day I write poems to relax
squirrels don’t care for poems
to be honest
squirrels are fucking nuts.

2.

Before I could talk on the phone
it had to be invented
the inventor had to be invented
one day by his parents
I was born to talk on my phone
and make connections
this can be expensive
but money doesn’t grow on trees
they say squirrels live in trees rent free
that’s just nuts.

I asked my therapist on the phone today
why I can’t stop tracing my racing thoughts
she said trauma causes anxiety
try placing my thoughts on clouds
and letting them pass
trauma hurts every day
to relax I write poems
squirrels can’t read
or write poems so what
squirrels are fucking nuts.

3.

Before I could talk on the phone
it had to be invented
a higher power called the inventor
to hear his message
I use words every day
the way God intended
but words I learned recently
don’t grow on trees
they say squirrels live in trees rent free
that’s just nuts.

I asked my therapist on the phone today
why I can’t stop tracing my racing thoughts
she said trauma causes anxiety
try placing my thoughts on clouds
and letting them pass
to relax I’m writing this poem
it’s almost finished
squirrels don’t care for poems
to be honest
squirrels are fucking nuts.