i'm stressed, depressed, and under-dressed,
with sweats and sweets and what a mess.
a procrastinating pig-wallow of pity
and please not to mention i feel and look shitty.
It's that time in the Quarter when all seems now lost -
motivation, vacations, and all matching socks.
Went from 8 to a 4 with hair all askew
now I diet of ramen and flat Mountain Dew.
in past a clean room, clean desk, made-up bed
hair soft and done neatly on top of my head.
nails painted and primed and cared for and long
now ripped, chipped, and stripped and sadly all gone.
now hair a frizz ball tied tightly and pinned
and bed and desk cluttered with papers and bins.
distracted by shows and art projects forgotten-
then remember my work and of course i feel rotten.
but what to do when in a muddled, stressed funk
when all around you life puddles with junk
anything to do but what's needed gets done
then a sad train of thought halts the mind on the run.
nothing to do but to curl and cry
when you realize just half a Quart