5th Corner

Some say I’m irresponsible
Just trying to escape.
From what?! I want to scream,
From my grave ‘fore it’s too late?

I haven’t really lived as yet,
My soul’s too young to die,
Not born to work five days a week
And spend weekends getting “high”.

Morality… Fidelity…
Run grab them while you can.
Security… Monotony…
Those walls are all a sham.
Where is the 5th corner?
A different point of view?
I’ve been in every corner,
Turning, turning like a screw.
Round and round I go,
I know those corners all too well.
There has to be a 5th somewhere,
Even if a gate to Hell.

I’m not afraid of Hell these days,
I’m already living there…

Living this caged vertigo
Isn’t “living” anymore.
Where is that 5th corner or the door?

You can be a dragon lady
or become a trophy wife.
There are many lovely packages,
From which to choose your life.

Just climb aboard the gravy train,
It’s all been prearranged.
They’ll even pay your ticket,
If you’re suitably deranged.

Morality… Fidelity…
Run grab them while you can.
Security… Monotony…
Those walls are all a sham.
Where is the 5th corner?
A different point of view?
I’ve been in every corner,
Turning, turning like a screw.
Round and round I go,
I know those corners all too well.
There has to be a 5th somewhere,
Even if a gate to Hell.

I’m not afraid of Hell these days,
I’m already there…

Living this caged vertigo
Isn’t “living” anymore.
Where is that 5th corner or the door?

One part of me says “WTF”,
What is there to lose?
Everything is so screwed up,
Why not forget with pills and booze?

The other “me” screams in my head,
“At least you’ve got to try!
The point of your existence cannot be
Your soul must die!”

Morality… Fidelity…
Run grab them while you can.
Security… Monotony…
Those walls are all a sham.
Where is the 5th corner?
A different point of view?
I’ve been in every corner,
Turning, turning like a screw.
Round and round I go,
I know those corners all too well.
There has to be a 5th somewhere,
Even if a gate to Hell.

I’m not afraid of Hell these days,
I’m already there…

Living this caged vertigo
Isn’t “living” anymore.
Where is that 5th corner or the door?

VAK in NYC, October 1994

Victoria Andre King is a freelance writer and audiovisual professional her novel The Führer Must Die is available for pre-orders and will be released on November 8th 2016 with Yucca Publications, an imprint of Sky Horse Publishing NYC.

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