Crazy Upside Down Life
In memory of my beloved son, Jay Jimenez – E. J. Barbera
Sun’s out at night, moths fly from flame
What went left now goes right
Nothing will ever be the same.
Two plus two no longer four, stars visible by day
Can’t make sense of things no more
Not since he went away.
Clouds are blue, sky is white, the shore holds back the sea
What was high, now is low
He was the world to me.
The princess doesn’t kiss the toad, the dragon slays the prince
The rubber never meets the road
And nothing’s been right since.
The silent scream is much too loud, rain falls up to the sky
Three is company, two’s a crowd
Why did he have to die.
The speed of light more slow than sound
Water freezes in the heat
Never again on solid ground
While his grave lies at my feet.
A “new normal” so they say,
“The lips of fools bring strife” (Prov. 18:6)
No, can never be normal without him here,
I reply, a new crazy upside down life.