Can’t Quit Now

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Footsteps gettin’ slow
Eyelids hangin’ low
Runnin’ outta’ juice
Day is all but gone
Night is lookin’ long
Words all slapdash loose

But I can’t quit now

Face a greasy mess
Tore up more or less
Fadin’ out to nothin’
Lookin’ like a clown
Smile so upside down
I may not recover

But I can’t quit now

Hungry hurt and thirsty
Bloody beat and dirty
Way out past the line
Dead between the ears
Understatement of the year
Is I’m not doin’ fine

But I can’t quit now


 - October 2021 -                                                                                                                        #521