Living Out

from by Mike Pays Heat

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there's no right way to let go of where you wanted to be
you just unravel yourself, and hope for a strong enough headwind
to carry the parts worth keeping
to someone who deserves to hope for something better

and everything left over that's spread like seeds
across the empty field you chose for sentiment's sake
returns to the ground to be swallowed and buried and beaten
towards growth and revision

because rebirth is an injustice
towards sleeping dogs and skeletons cowering in closets
and revolution's only for the lucky kids
who carry courage and conviction completely

and desperate fingers reach like weeds
through the cracks in the dried up soil
and everything that's growing will grow until it's known

that we've got cinder blocks chained to our feet and lines bored into our features, etched from forgettable years spent furthering life just to give ourselves one more forgettable year, as if we've all forgotten that we've got all of the time in the world. and we lose track of the subdivisions in the beats of our tirelessly pumping hearts, and the ecstasy of the air inside our lungs, as if these seeds don't give life.


from Tape 1 Play, released January 15, 2016



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