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Persephone, To Her Husband.
The rivers all run stagnant here
and cold and dark and deep.
No merry little tinkling streams
to sing me off to sleep.
The fields all lie asleep in here,
where many tears are shed.
Even the grass lies bent in grief
and reverence for the dead.
The shades live on, live on down here
in glory or in shame;
with no one but their fellow dead
with whom to share their fame.
But for all the silent shadows
and all the lifeless air,
I will always cross those rivers
and learn to call them fair.
To your kingdom I bring starlight
in the glowing of my eyes,
and you will always welcome me
as your glory, not your prize.
I'll Tell You Who You Are.I realized too late that I had lost my voice
between the strings of my guitar,
playing for faceless crowds
invisible in stage light and
of cheap beer and cheaper love
saying can't you do any better than
I lost my sight to blinding fever
rising too high to come down
it has to get worse
before it gets better, but it never got
and so we cry for voiceless birds
that fly high
to fall fast
circling frozen earth that buried the last of civilized animals,
and the first of our ancestors
taught to talk
and walk on two legs,
the trained beasts
we slowly became a car crash
broken glass reflecting
(reflecting more broken glass)
the flashing lights
of blue and red
so try again
we'll try again
dites-moi qui vous
et je vous dirai qui vous êtes.
we know who we are but we can't tell
who we love,
a conditional statement deconstructed in its sorry reverse
but at least when the last laugh is over, I can stil
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