Frog Tails Day 10The rest of the week seemed to hinge on waiting. I was waiting for my dad, waiting for Faron and Lee, mostly waiting for Wednesday
And as the amount of seconds shortened, the length of each remaining second became little teensy years. It got so that I couldn't even make three-minute soup from a can, it took too long.By Sunday morning, I was so used to tapping my feet and drumming my fingers on things that Lucas had actually stopped complaining about it. Also, our high school was not very big, and I seemed to be inordinately lucky as well, because I'd run into Alice three times since that first day I'd met her. Considering that I couldn't remember even seeing her around before that first day, I thought it was safe to conclude that she was keeping an eye out for me. Of course, the fact that I was still lumbering around on crutches probably made me absurdly easy to spot.Unfortunately, not even the feeling of impending doom and
FireworksPatience is a virtueUnless you hold it wrongShould stop waitingLike a dog-eared book onA dog-gone shelfI don't askAnd no one offersFood is betterBefore starvation peaksIt all plays outJust like beforeFrom tentTo punk"Ooh! Aah!"To trashBright lights still sputterSparks die in the rainIn the gutterHold me right or I'llBurn off your fingersPatriotic injury thatWon't get you a parking spaceA year laterWe scream againFrom tentTo punk"Ooh! Aah!"To trashBright lights in the streetsKids watching from theconfined backseatThree dollars forFive minutes of lifeFrom tentTo punk"Ooh! Aah!"To trash
Nobody is ListeningThe other me who wrote thisLived far away and did thingsI didn'tRosy-fingered dawn peeled off a postcardWish you were hereToo bad I never mean itWords that look good on paperNever sing in your earsQuite the way that Stevie didLife is not in concertScribbled goodbye on a letterAddressed to no one knowsTransfer paper doesn't workOn skinTry again, same results"Do or Die" means there's a choicePreferred to paper or plasticBuilt the bombDidn't light the fuseNerves only extend so farFrom your hitchhiking thumbBloody Coward.