Here I am a little scuffed and worse for wear.
You wouldn't know and couldn't tell
not with the psychedelia I sell
as goods to obfuscate the labels I wear.
Confidence and swagger free me from the mire
of coward, braggart, and pretty little liar.
But I've not got knees down for confession
in some misguided and desperate grind
for unearned blessing and absolution.
No, I'm only here to find
faith in my own fatherhood
and give my creative children
the power to make good
out of the treachery of me the villain.
PS Gear & Jon Wilkening