Born on Third
Photo by Hannah McCulloch
Here’s a throwback from June of 2013 that still seems quite relevant.
(Living the American Dream) I must have hit a triple, 'cause here I am on third. Of course I wasn't born here; that whole idea's absurd! Daddy is the umpire, mama cooks the books; but isn't that the way everybody's life looks? It's true what they say, "It's lonely at the top." When all your views are down, it's really hard to stop. I've got more stuff than friends; that doesn't really matter. It's hard to let your guard down when your wallet's getting fatter. One day I'm going to slow down and be that kind of guy people want to hang with; for now I'm kind of shy. I worry what they're thinking about the things I say, and whether they will judge me or try to take my pay. It's hard to feel normal when you're such a special guy. I do my best to fake it; I'm usually pretty sly. Tried ordinary once but then I got burned. No one would acknowledge the luxuries I'd earned. It's nice here on third; I'm such a go-getter. When I steal home, it'll be even better! © 2013 Todd Jenkins