The Hierarchy

Food over rent
Booze over food
Drugs over gas
Smokes over leccy
Sleep over work
Sex over sleep
Firsts over familiar
Regret over loneliness
Fun over health
Sin over salvation
Lies over love
Fans over friends
Laughs over the Law
Matter over mind
Cash over heirlooms
Notoriety over change
Me over you

Me under the influence
You under the impression
Me under him
Him under control
Me under your skin
You under arrest
Us under the spotlight
You under pressure
Me under the weather
You under the bridge
Me under six feet of soil
All of us under the same old sky

Originally posted on Hijacked Amygdala here.


  1. With lines like ‘cash over heirlooms’ you long ago stole my favorite authors heart and it is kept in a vault inside your chest never to be given back – you own it. You my friend are talented in a way few ever are, and most wish longingly to be. If you gave up writing there would be a hideous void. I greedily wish you wrote day and night. You have more talent in your little finger than most people in a life time of struggling. You’re a natural, you come along once in a blue moon and you leave a tattoo of admiration on us that we can never wash off, even if we wanted to, which we never do. WOW.

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