Sunday, February 2, 2014

Headline Poem 2/2/14 -- Philip Seymour Hoffman

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I figured my headline poem today would be about Super Bowl XLVIII 48 -- Seattle Vs. Denver. Instead, the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman has my attention, and the fact that a talented actor and father of three is found dead at the age of 46 has me writing, and thinking. 

Philip Seymour Hoffman 

F the drug that
Rushes through your veins
Your talent is immense
But you devastate your brain

It can't compete
Our love making, babies, and walking  through the park, 
Your art is deep,
But it takes a back seat 
To the cloud-floating

Touch me, I scream
From the top of my lungs
You and us, we're here
We're real
I'm right in front of you
Yours for the taking,
But instead,
You lock yourself in the bathroom,
And stick a needle in your arm