I am unafraid of what's between my jaws
Not the prey or the drink or the squirming words
What I shed is the bravery, what I've lost is hope
Yes, I thought the hunt would save me
The lasting thought of cinematic love
What a god damn lie that was to believe
How much alligator blood am I supposed to drink
Before I stop shedding crocodile tears?
Peel the scales that scar my shattered back
Start spitting out fangs into a puddle of black
Little did I know that heart can't save much
What little faith I had was lost to the church
And all they did was leave it in collections
Baptized in the coals they raked
Grace changed me for the worse
Left me in the night for a pit full of snakes
Carry it, cold blood, to the heart of the dark
Bring it, wounded veins, to the failing lung
Swallowing stones that I may sink
I came to life as though night had never reared its ugly head. The swirling black cosmos of theory that we put so much faith in. A face beneath the constellations of light that may...
I must find a way back to the source
Before the muse loses her voice
Where can I place my feet, if she only stutters?
I've seen cities disappear into the fog
While I waited for you to...
I've tendered everything I could to make the world more beautiful, yet I've only widened the wounds. We dug down into the clay, and the black bled from the earth, until we were...
Once the curtain was pulled, she was gone from the stage. Vanished like wind through a pile of leaves. And the magician, he can't seem to bring her back. No, something came and...
The thread-worn heel of my shoe has cut through my achilles'
Beckoned on by taurine and sugar-sweet amphetamine
Days passed with the hours and eons with the minutes
Bats biting. Blinded and bitter.
To the taste of bubbles in dying drinks.
The swarm beneath the collar.
I set a match to my funeral suit.
The end of the tunnel, with no light.
There's a temple at the center of the forest north of I-94. Thumbtacks holding up old rolls of fishing line, air pellets spilled inside plywood drawers. And the woods across the...
A Bedouin shawl around the neck of a leper
Tarot cards smudged with lipstick and blood
A gypsy in a glass case spitting fortunes
Electronic gestures made by a machinist's muse