The Mother Ship 

After the bull riding incident
I was the drumbeat. 
I was the drunkest one at the bar. 
I was needles in your belly. 
A man handed me a flag 
and told me to crawl on the floor. 

The doctors found me  
and stuffed me in a house fire.   
I was swaddled in sunlight.
I was handed over to the masses. 
They told me to tell someone 
to stop all the madness, to 
stop pretending to be vampires
and make a movie about me.