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It’s Kind of A Long-Term Drowning

i have never seemed to be
so far away
i have never drifted back again

i used to think that reaching you
was like reaching for a friend

i have never touched the ocean depths
but i have floated on my own
i have never sipped the starry night
but i've been awake and alone
i can’t tell you what it’s like to ride the back of God
to tame the darkwater beast
and claim him as my own.
i can never make it to the land
so many promised me they’d come

but i can be here
i can remain here
as me, ever me, always…

it is down here the world has spun me
like a lake-bottom-stone
and the song the world has sung me
left me awake and alone
now i'm tied here hand and wrist
with the barrels and the bones
and still i'm thinking never “worst or best”
only: “tarry”
only: “home”
only: “backwards”
only: “….”


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