Voluntarily I Think,These Days

(To the tune of “You’re All I Think About These Days,” sung by Patty Loveless, written by Gary Scott Burr)

I try to think about Freedom
Owning
Self-possession through the day
I try to think about indiv-
idu-
ality in the clay
I try to think about ideals
And real deals
Anything to get me through
I need to concentrate
Free will, I think about these days

I try to contemplate the cosmos
Mottoes
Self-possession through the night
I try to rely on my brain
All reigns
Finally going out of sight
I try to avoid the headlines
News whines
Every time I think I might
I need to concentrate
Honesty, I think about these days

My mind wanders where I will
When it sets on what to do
I well know what I should say
I well know what I should do

I try to think about Rothbard
Life’s hard
Tardigrades, Robert Heinlein
I try to think about don’t-do’s
Real news
Quotations and well-wrought lines
I try to think about podcasts
The past
But I guess I should have known
I need to concentrate
Voluntarily I think, these days
Voluntarily I think, these days

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Verbal is a software engineer, college professor, corporate information officer, life long student, farmer, libertarian, literarian, student of computer science and self-ordering phenomena, pre-TSA world traveler, domestic traveler.

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