Anyday

I will lean into youand you can be the windI will open up my mouthand you can come rushing inyou can rush in so hardand make it so I can’t breatheI breathe too much anywayI can do that anyday I just wish I knew who you wereI wish you’d make […]

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Going Down

you can’t get through ityou can’t get over ityou can’t get around just like in a dreamyou’ll open your mouth to screamand you won’t make a sound you can’t believe your eyesyou can’t believe your earsyou can’t believe your friendsyou can’t believe you’re here and you’re not gonna get through […]

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How Have You Been

you could always hear the rub squeakingof those two tree limbs’til one day one of them came downtaken down by the windbut on the one that’s still thereyou can still see where the bark wasrubbed bareit’s a metaphor if you know what I meanhow have you been? me and youand […]

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Anticipate

you are subtle as a window panestanding in my viewbut I will wait for it to rainso that I can see youyou call me up at nightwhen there’s no light passing throughand you think that I don’t understandbut I do we don’t say everything that we couldso that we can […]

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Imperfectly

I’m okayif you get me at a good angleand you’re okayin the sort of lightand we don’t looklike pages from a magazinebut that’s all rightthat’s all right I crashed your pickup truckand then I had to drive it back homeI was cryingI was so scaredof what you would doof what […]

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God's Country

state trooper thinks I drive too fastpulled me over to tell me soI say out here on the prarieany speed is too slowI miss brooklyn I miss my crewlet’s start overI missed my cueguess I just forgotwho I was talking to I should have recognizedthat fierce look in his eyesI’ve […]

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Pale Purple

pale purple nipplesgoose pimpledshe shivers shifts from a walk to a trotalone in the cityinfested with facesimmune to new friendshipsinterested in places she’s never seenshe says everything is grey hereand nothing is greenthe girls from down the streetsixteen, seventeen years oldyou can smell them getting pregnantyou can hear their rock […]

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On Every Corner

deathhas been your loverhe has brought youthe edges of your lifeand now you are looking overand all we can say isit’s gonna be all rightand I am looking forwardto looking back on these dayswhen on every cornersomeone holds a signthat says I’m homelessI’m hungry andI have AIDS how will they […]

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Pick Yer Nose

How come I can pick my earsbut not my nosewho made up that rule anywayhow can you say that’s the way it isthat’s just the way it goeswhy don’t you decide for yourselfwhat you can doand what you can say how come I can pick my friendsbut not my enemieswhat […]

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She Says

she says forget what you have to dopretend there is nothingoutside this roomand like an idea she came to mebut she came too lateor maybe too soonI said please try not to love meclose your eyes, I’m turning on the lightyou know I have no vacancyand it’s awfully cold outside […]

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