Looking Glass

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next to where you lay
your eyes were open,
you were staring at me from your grave

You turned, your movement fixed
i tried to hold your gaze
I felt you looking through
the looking glass that keeps you sane

I consumed and consume
Immaterial things
Years of science fiction
matched with every single word you sing

I watched excuses grow
From some unknown depth
Felt your brain recite
Poetry of years poorly spent

Could you personify
Everything I fear?
Are you what stops
What blocks me year by year

I tried my best to reclaim
The step in every mile
I’ve ever taken
Before I became so vile

My space shifted a bit
You I tried to avoid
Still not over
What you spat at me when I was a boy

I forced my view back through
that enervated glass
I forced our eyes to lock
The moment never seemed to pass

With me in your sight
I slowly felt you cave
This chance I’ve waited for
To take back everything I gave


from Inherently Unnamed, released February 17, 2015



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