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Poison Sponge

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I want to crawl inside and climb up top
And burrow in and find a place to hide
To dredge and dig and work my way across
Until I embed myself behind those eyes
To alight, to take a seat, to take control
To take your wheel within my grasp and take a drive
To chip away at what you call your self control
And within your thoughts perpetually reside

And when I'm done I'll cut a little hole
And scrabble scrape and work my way outside
To step out in the cold and admire my new found home
An empty shell a book lay open wide
I don't know why

I want to cast a shadow over every step
Down every road that you might choose to trek
I want to hover over every bed
In which you might choose to lay your head to rest
I want to whisper goodnight in your ear
At the set of each and every evening sun
I want to shake you suddenly from sleep
At the breaking of each newly golden dawn

In the glass I want to be there staring back
In each reflection that your sight might dare to catch
To hold a match to all I've found, and raise it to the ground
To sweep it up and bottle all the ash
To roll it up, to light the end, to take a drag
To take you back, to feel you fill my lungs
I want to hide in every face that kindly greets you through the day
I'm not sure what this is that I've become
I don't know why, I don't know why

I don't know why that I, that I am filled
With such dark desire, I don't, I don't know why
I don't when it was I dropped to depths of such outrageous greed
And so these words describe a man who is no friend to you or me
I don't know why I can't step out to view the world through others' eyes This little poison sponge is now an agent I cannot deny
I don't, I don't know why
I don't, I don't know why


from Duologues, released June 18, 2015



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