I and I

by A Pregnant Light

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I AND I AND I AND I WILL LAUGH TODAY AND COUNT THE TIME THE FLOWERS PRESSED ON POLYSTYRENE AND PINNED DOWN WINGS THAT WERE ONCE ALIVE I AND I AND I AND I I PLANT THE WHEAT THE KIND IN YOUR MIND WHEN HE COMES BACK HE BRINGS HIS SCYTHE WHEN I AND I SEE WHAT’S INSIDE I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SILENCE DO YOU FEEL A ROCK BEHIND US IS IT UNFLINCHING AND UNCHANGING EVERY MILE OF FACELESS HIGHWAY CONNECTS THE SKY TO THE PAVEMENT I SEE TWO DEER ON THE EDGE OF WOODS AND EVEN THOUGH I CAN SEE THEM I THINK THEY’RE STILL HIDING
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I’M BACK WITH A BANG OR IS IT A VENGEANCE WHATEVER KEEPS ME AROUND AND INCREASES MY CHANCES CUZ I’VE BEEN LONG ON WORDS AND I’VE BEEN SHORT ON TIME I’VE BEEN AROUND HERE ONCE BEFORE I’VE BEEN LUCKY ALL MY LIFE A FEAR OF LOSING SHADOW LOVE KEPT IN NAME AND HELD IN TITLE RECEDE INTO THE NIGHT AND HOLD POSITION LIKE A SOLDIER SERVING HIS OR HER COUNTRY BECAUSE HE OR SHE HAS A SENSE OF DUTY THAT HE OR SHE HAD INSTILLED WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG AND STILL SO WEAK THIS ISN’T ABOUT AN ARMY THIS ISN’T ABOUT WHAT YOU PROBABLY THINK I HATE WHEN I TRY TO BE TOO CLEVER AND BE TOO CUTE EVEN THOUGH THAT’S ME IF I HAD TO GUESS WHAT THE SONG IS TRYING TO SAY I’D HAVE TO STOP AND LISTEN I’M NOT READY TO HEAR BUT I’M NOT AFRAID I JUST WANTED TO MAKE YOU SOMETHING THERE IS NOT A SENSE OF DANGER I HAVEN’T FELT AND THOUGHT “YEAH, BUT NOT FOR ME” AND I KEEP ON THINKING THIS EVENING COST ME DEARLY AND I KEEP COMING BACK BECAUSE I NEVER BURN ALIVE IT’S A BLESSING AND A CURSE IT’S A BIRTH AND A HEARSE IT’S THE SPACE BETWEEN THE ZERO AND FIRST IT’S A BLESSING AND A CURSE IT’S A BIRTH AND A HEARSE IT’S THE SPACE BETWEEN THE DRINK AND THE THIRST IT’S A BLESSING AND A CURSE TO RECEIVE WHAT YOU DESERVE IT’S A JOY AND A BORE AND IT FEELS LIKE A CHORE
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THERE IS A CERTAIN SENSE OF A YOUTH DECAYED IT’S STINK FALLS ON EVERY MAN OF A CERTAIN AGE IT SMELLS OF LEATHER AND SADDLE SOAP IT FALLS LIKE ROSES ONTO THE BULLFIGHTER’S FLOOR DON’T DEMONIZE THE SUNSHINE I KNOW IT’S WARM AND I KNOW IT’S BRIGHT I’VE SPENT SO LONG IN DARKNESS EVEN I… FEEL LIKE I COULD USE A BREAK RUN AWAY TO ANOTHER STATE I ENJOY THE COLD AND I LOVE THE RAIN BUT I’M LOCKED OUT AND THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SILENCE DO YOU FEEL A ROCK BEHIND US IS IT UNFLINCHING AND UNCHANGING EVERY MILE OF FACELESS HIGHWAY CONNECTS THE SKY TO THE PAVEMENT I SEE TWO DEER ON THE EDGE OF WOODS AND EVEN THOUGH I CAN SEE THEM I THINK THEY’RE STILL HIDING
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I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SILENCE DO YOU FEEL A ROCK BEHIND US IS IT UNFLINCHING AND UNCHANGING EVERY MILE OF FACELESS HIGHWAY CONNECTS THE SKY TO THE PAVEMENT I SEE TWO DEER ON THE EDGE OF WOODS AND EVEN THOUGH I CAN SEE THEM

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released April 17, 2020

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