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Way Down Inside

I’ve enjoyed writing for many years. I'm dedicating more time to the craft in my retirement days.

You don’t have to go

I live here all alone

In fact if you’d like

I’ll sleep on my couch

Make you coffee when you wake

Don’t say that word, “mistake”

Something will break

Way down inside

If you do


You don’t have to go

I love the company

It’s been quite a while

Since I entertained

Someone over as a guest

Don’t get up, you can rest

I’m a mess

Way down inside

Not like you


I really have to go

Though you live here all alone

There’s nothing I’d like

More than just to stay

Have some coffee that you make

See your face when I first awake

But something’s bound to break

Way down inside

If I do


I really have to go

I can’t be your company

It’s been a long time

Since I was entertained

Stayed over as a guest

Must get up, I can’t rest

I’m a mess

Way down inside

Can’t you see?

There’s a knot in my gut
Made from strings to my heart
And you’re pulling at it
And them
It’s becoming the inevitable start
Of the beginning
Of the end
‘Cause it will end
Again
It always does
Let’s be friends
And then we aren’t



You don’t have to go
I can’t stay here all alone

I really have to go
I’ll be better off alone

I need the company

I’d be terrible company

These cups were my mom’s

I have my mom’s, too
And her china

I have creamer

Just black, please

And black for me, too

I can’t sleep
Haven’t for days
It's something
Way down inside

I should go

Please stay

I can't

Please?!

No

Yes?

Ok

© 2020 greg cain

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