the paper man
with his paper job
lived inside his paper house.
he drove around in his paper car
to all his favorite paper places
to meet his favorite paper people.
and he married a beautiful paper woman
and they raised some terrific paper kids
who fit right in with the whole paper world.
the paper cities
the paper schools
the paper governments
all made the paper man very happy.
and he kept all his paper
inside a paper drawer
secured with a paper lock
that only his paper key could open.
but one day he lost his paper key.
somewhere along the way, he doesn't know where.
he doesn't know when.
so he searched long and hard for his paper key
he looked under his paper wife, his paper kids, his paper dog
but he couldn’t find it anywhere, in the whole paper world.
the paper man didn’t know what else to do.
so he burned down his paper house
his paper car
his paper family.
to find his paper key.
he had stored up all his paper memories
inside his paper mind.
and he couldn’t find his paper heart.