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Restless (Sequel)

Writing in circles again
I'm chasing your tail
to edge of pointlessness

The nihilistic streak in me
vibrates at the thought of you
It's like I take my pulse
while getting your name tattooed

You've got your phantom hook in me
just deep enough to tear
welcome back
o, welcome back...

The most concise statement I ever etched
the most desperately impassioned verse spilt
it’s emblazoned with your image
it squawks for your attention

That devil on my shoulder
lights a cigarette when you smile
it's like an ache
and all the pills I can take

You've got your phantom hook in me
just deep enough to burn
so welcome back
welcome back...

Be gentle with me
say as little as possible
to me…

It will never be as good as it was
it will never feel like it did at the start
but welcome back
welcome back...

(Aug, 2014 - a sequel to 'The Sea At Night Does Not Rest' from 2010)

no more second chancesreturningtrying again


Let The Tide Decide ►


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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 14th Jul 2018 12:56

This work has 'bite'. So many people do live with a helplessness of 'attraction', 'love', call it what you will, not really complete in themselves. Well expressed.

The last thought is very striking, a kind of self-prophecy. Not sure whether it's sinister, or cynical.

Nicola Beckett

Sat 14th Jul 2018 02:20

I like this alot, so welcome back, welcome back, it's almost sinister Xx lol

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