Strange Days

It is strange when

you ask me for help

strange when

the world turns upside down

strange when 

the spaghetti becomes zucchini

when

your heart becomes cold

when you stop loving me

strange when 

suddenly you are old

and your friends are gone

when your shoelaces become loose

and you can’t find your shirt

strange when

he’s yelling

there’s almond salmon for supper

but no newspaper

on the train

it’s a long haul