Metaphor Shortages

 Metaphor Shortages


can’t wear those pants no more

i don’t dance for anyone


can’t drink more than soda

no more chili dog runs


don’t deal with Frank at all

haven’t called cousins in ages


they supported that fraud

i cancelled the engagement


one door opens another closes

dream dies another’s born


riding these waves like a leaf

floating in a flash flood


still think about you daily

still read for full-on days


ruminating possibilities

with the impatience of age


wanna be more compassionate

gonna get out of debt


be playing you the piano

but haven’t learned it yet