Left Behind Again


Left behind again

Latchkey child again

Straighten up, straighten out

You’re not fit to find again


Less than, lower than, not up to par

White trash, trailer rash, bondo car

Steal my cash, keep your rash

You never needed me far

Should’ve left that door ajar


Every woman wants to be the one

His eyes can’t leave, or be undone

His leader not his feeder not his breeder oh no

His lover and his cover and reader oh no


But I was left behind again

A latchkey child again

Open door, another whore

A twist in the turnstyle again


I was left behind again

Lost in the noise again

Not worth leaving home for

No Air bnb in Rome for

Just left behind again


Better when I’m high

Lesser when I’m dry

Jimi Janis Scott Weiland

Let behind again

Nothing to find again

Copyright 2017 Shannon Cooper

Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground 

Illustrations based on the song by The White Stripes 

Dead leaves and the dirty ground
when I know you’re not around
shiny tops and soda pops
when I hear your lips make a sound

Thirty notes in the mailbox
will tell you that I’m coming home
and I think I’m gonna stick around
for a while so you’re not alone

If you can hear a piano fall
you can hear me coming down the hall
if I could just hear your pretty voice
I don’t think I need to see at all

Soft hair and a velvet tongue
I want to give you what you give to me
and every breath that is in your lungs
is a tiny little gift to me

I didn’t feel so bad till the sun went down
then I come home
no one to wrap my arms around

Well any man with a microphone
can tell you what he loves the most
and you know why you love at all
if you’re thinking of the holy ghost

Copyright 2017 Shannon Cooper

I Made a Huge Mistake

And I am raging against the clock to fix it before it’s too late. Long story short, I had a Grand Plan, and I fell off the wagon, and got very distracted and lost the plot.

Now that I’m sober (again! geez! I had hoped not to need this much PRACTICE! We talkin’ ’bout PRACTICE!) I am hyperfocused and weaning off meds so that I can stay driven. My meds help but I feel like I’m existing underwater and moving in slo-mo. They help with depression, they help with anxiety, but I am too mellow to make progress.

Anyhoo. Hopefully more fiction to come, later this summer. Until then, all my stuff is still FREEEEEEE.

Still bizarre, but free nonetheless.

Stay weird


The Foggy Mirror

While I persist and assist and live and love

She reaps my wheat and smiles

I work and learn and strive to learn

She threatens over miles

I’ll never live up to her loss

Mine aren’t enough although

Too much for me to bear with no one

In my home to hold.

One tiny thing, one minor hail

I hadn’t asked for much

Just everything and nothing that

I hadn’t dealt myself.

I wonder still if this bridge holds

Strong, long enough to cross

Or will it burn, the fluid hope of fire

Realness lost.

Burn the World: Red Ash, Blue Water (Volume 3)

Pre-order now for August 16 release!

Fiona Lee and her circle of friends are experiencing the zeniths of happiness and the depths of despair. When sudden tragedy claims one of their circle, can this family of misfits rally around to save those most affected? Fiona must learn to live her own life and make her own self happy, instead of living for everyone else. Can old connections revive the fires that light up Miami?

Burn the World: Changeable Skies (Volume 2)

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Really? No, she didn’t. Did he really just…? SO MANY FACEPALMS. This is the novel that will boost your self esteem and make you realize you are not really that bad at adulting. A catfight has gone nuclear, and the friends and family of Fiona Lee have caught her contagious Bad Decision-itis. In an epic display of poor judgment, one of our circle has destroyed his own future, and another may have built a doomed future. As our cast of wild things plays musical partners, the only things hotter than the sex are the tempers in boiling-over Miami!

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