Don’t we all want to reach higher levels—
collect the golden coins of self-expression,
Don’t we all want to be superheroes—
throw kicks and punches
that can knock the assholes and obstacles
out of our lives and into another dimension.
And don’t we all wish the past would stop
banging on our damn doors
and just leave us alone to play our music
as loud as we fucking want to.
We all just want to escape.
But we’re not allowed to press play again.
Lisa Lerma Weber dyed her hair blue once. She’s probably drinking right now. Follow her on Twitter @LisaLermaWeber