The Loss Leader

The loss leader

I'm filing these outcomes
In alphabetical order

To appreciate these moments
After they've been forgotten

I'll hold onto the smell
After the faded photo

Fails to evoke what you had in mind
And what was agreed upon

There'll be no new notes to make
Across a torn border

No reminders needed about
How far we've come

We know in our blood
How much further

We ...

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You Little American

You Little American

Foreign policy decisions
In the dessert order

Racism apparent in
Choice of flavors

History of oppression
In the name of your team

Conscience of a colonizer
Evidenced by your sneeze

Making love like
A clumsy army

Small talk in a scene
From a hulu series

Choosing friends based
On their utility

Vacationing like
An olympic team

And you tell me
Ha...

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The Next Assignment

The Next Assignment

 

The names will be different

The faces the same

 

There'll be a desk with a printer

And a lot of people in pain

 

You'll share the laughter

You'll cry over your check

 

Mondays will still be Monday

You'll have the weekend

 

And those thoughts in your head

Those terrible thoughts in your head

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Ex-Introverts

Ex-introverts

 

Lot of explaining to do

Lot of catching up

 

Now that they've gotten

A taste of who they are 

 

There's a world to celebrate

Every hidden flaw

 

A net full of people

To explore meaning through

 

If they weren't abused as a child 

They will be as an adult

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Pyromaniacs on the event horizon

Pyromaniacs on the event horizon

I'd give you fire if you could use it
We could burn trouble for a while

Take you to the room full of secrets
Make love to you just for a smile

I've spent my life entirely naked
Wearing arms around my chest

Sending flares to the event horizon
Asking for a little help

Rescuers come in uniform
Blankets and trucks make a mess

Never waiting for th...

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Pace

Pace

 

Make it faster

Don't think about it

Want to see the ground 

Blur under my feet

 

We know it can't last

Drive me harder

There'll be a pain

To remember at least 

 

All those faces, 

Those lives

Full of

Unexplored feelings

 

When accelerated 

You get 

A nice design of 

Colors and screams

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Dirty

Dirty

 

It's dirty everywhere

It's filthy 

the smell

I don't think will leave

 

You should see yourself

You should see me 

Our composures left

Before we could

 

There's no alternative

No experts

We need to start to dig 

With our fingernails

 

It's inevitable

We could feel it

We stuck around

Out of fear and habit

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Our Best Guest

These appetites fall on a spectrum

From the base to the obscure

 

Leaving us in the middle 

Hungry and insecure

 

You dive to the right

I fall to the left

 

Something aligns behind our eyes

At best, it's a guess

 

At one thousand miles an hour

The planet spins 

 

Our bodies both moving and inert 

Take the hits

 

Into the middle of the spectrum

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Every Chance

 

Today was desperate

Tomorrow's out of your grasp

 

Give it everything you got

Every chance is your last

 

Memorizing pieces of plot

Don't help the act

 

Curtain comes down

On your sleight of hand

 

If you could change anything 

You'd ask for a cigarette and a mask

 

Is that a second-line you hear

Every chance is your last

 

The girl appear...

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My Guardian Angle

They put me in a shape that didn't fit 

I'm not out of shape; just out of it

 

Hit me once just to try it 

It was a hit so they milked it

 

We go from indifference

To bursting at the seams

 

A glitch of biology

Without meaning

 

Start the discussion

About the shape of the room

 

The emotional repercussions 

Of all those angles 

 

Cornering me a...

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The People Adventure

Oh! the people 

You'll meet

 

Who will go 

Through you

 

What'll stick

Who'll leave

 

Monuments 

Under surfaces

 

It's a wonderful 

Thing she says 

 

To no one 

In particular

 

While looking 

For an actor

 

To fit the costume 

She keeps

 

In the back 

Of her closet

 

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Others

Bandcamp

 

Others 

 

We dedicate our lives to others

In an uneasy truce

 

Helping them in our thoughts 

They respond by giving us work

 

And we ask for more

And they ask for more

 

An escalation 

Without pause 

 

Everything's gone

Dangerous and beautiful

 

We're left trying to remember

How everything worked

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