My Heart Will Go On

6am:

Eyes snapping open hours before alarm rings

Burnt toast

Flavoured cereal

Old juice

Newspapers printed in gibberish

9am

Foggy computer screen

Bland coffee

Paper clips tangled

Disarranged documents

A tap on the shoulder

12pm

TV Dinner

Rusty microwaves

Laughless conversations

Call me promises that are never kept

Hockey game that is never watched

3pm

Slouched

Pencils snapped

Snippy retorts

Boss’s unsure look

Untied shoelaces remaining that way

Erasers gnawed multiple times

6pm

Home fucking home

Yesterday’s news repeated

Mixed beer and energy drinks

Peanuts

A cushion with a wearing out butt print

Boxers and wifebeaters

12 unread messages

9pm

Pillows still smells of shampoo

Clock ticking

Angry sex next door

Tissue paper

Untouched shoes

Wiping photographs

Unmeant prayers

12am

Delusions

Projected ghosts

Insomnia-induced fever

Fever-induced insomnia

Hands holding

Forever waiting for the sunrise

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This is the 100 Songs Project, a 100-day writing challenge based on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs. Every day, I write a short poem, prose piece, or play based on, reacting to, rejecting, accepting, or doing something related to one of the songs in the top 100 list.

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