where once i felt kicked
    like some old tire

and i was depressed,
    felt stuck in the mire

a change has come over me
    like a man set on fire

burning me up throughout,
    flames as high as a pyre

fearless from anything,
    no situation dire

no problem i cannot solve
    this gun’s for hire

and yet i’m at peace with myself
    i’m hardly ever ire

i’ve got my second wind
    this time soaring higher


May 20, 2005 – Friday, 12:30 p.m.