Lay on Me

by Jules Archer

When I think about you

On Friday nights

I'm not there


You're the man and

The God of a thousand faces

And what I'll never be


I'll repeat October

Just for a taste

Of what you won't give


I stare at wet palms

Thinking about William Faulkner

And Jack Daniels


Scuffed knees

Make crouching dangerous

But it's nice to pretend