If you break, break gently
If you wander, wander far
It will take these many years to learn
How to live with a scar
Find replacement parts
That can only match your own
Kiss the body that gave them
Never wander there alone
Make a death mask of glass
Burn every casket
Turn to your vampire lover
Your eyes have no way to ask it
Tender your soul to the sea
Spit into the jetsam
Shoot your guns into the tide
Tell their hearts you never left them
Replace your bodies
Fix all the little broken things
Remind the angels
They will die without their wings
Part ways with your werewolves
Skin your limbs, unscrew your teeth
Hang the parts atop your scarecrows
Burden the field with the bones of ex-lovers
They are only warmed by our hate
The exorcism didn't quite take
I've still got my tongue down the throat of the snake
No, the priests are all buried in the basement
This didn't go the way it was meant
The positive ions in the air
Were vibrating to the rhythm
Of our violent hearts
Treading lightly over
The dignity of our love
Which, when undignified
Finds its way to the ground
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True north brought me the head of the fawn
Laid it gently at my doorstep and rang the bell
When I'd found my love on the mat
I ripped my eyes out and closed the blinds by the slat
This is the everglades, the swamps and gulls
I clench my teeth so hard I'm speaking squalls
This is abandonment, this is rebirth
I was given life to beat death first
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Spent my evening guessing how my death should go
Would I be cut to ribbons on the railroad tracks?
Could I drown myself in an ice bath?
Is there ever a...
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