Warm silk, king tempurpedic mattress
I sat up and swung my feet to the floor
Grabbing shoes, grabbing my phone, finding keys
Quietly, quickly, in the dark I find the back door
Shutting it silently, saying goodbye to a rich life.
Red Mini convertible, blaring music, sunrise
I drove alone, screaming lyrics that came from within
Crying relief, crying happiness, feeling like me
Hourly, shortly, I’d stop for a smoke
I kept driving, saying goodbye to a rich life.
Exit signs, bridges, cities, states
I wouldn’t stop, driving until I saw stars
Finding a park, finding a spot, parking the car
Contently, peacefully, I leaned back my chair
I locked the doors, closed the soft top, saying goodbye to a rich life.
Blue sky, white clouds, fresh air
I cranked the car, and pressed the button until the apple appeared
Ignoring texts, ignoring calls, searching “McDonald’s”
Hungrily, happily, I eat hash browns and drink coffee
I paid with cash, earned and saved, saying goodbye to a rich life.
Two weeks, six months, one year
I’m always moving, and I don’t know where
Feeling lost, feeling found, wandering around
Necessarily, rarely, I work here and there
I love to live, now that I’ve said goodbye to a rich life.