They said when he was a child his
father bought him a boat and named it,
Forward twenty years and we’ve got
the dictionary definition of the
American dream, hole for a heart,
multiplying dollars, traveling the
world, meeting women, drinking,
He never ended up with the woman
he fell for.
He frequently asked about others
You could see it in his eyes,
like a ghost lingering behind the
curtains, begging for some form of
I never had an answer for him,
I don’t believe any of us did.
How can you console someone that feels
they missed out on life when you’ve
got everything they want and yet
Irony is a bitter taste.