Pop Company

Bob Dylan vs. Josie and the Pussycats
in a world where lil Wayne
always wins
why him and not me?
not all storms have casualties
not all men have innocent eyes
but the blue of the storm
and the tempest in the pupil
rage on in coherence without
one another
the intricate markings left
at the hands of the innocent
leave the guilty exposed
and irregardless
the shelter of closed eyelids
isn’t always safe
especially when
trapped, alone
with only ourselves
as company