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Wake, Wake, My Dear Daughters, Pt. II
 
Her blanket is colder than any cover i've been under.
It's patched from end to end with years.
She's not afraid to bury me -
She's not afraid to carry me
with the wind that pulls on her hair
desperately trying to pluck it from a pink scalp.
I was sure I was prepared for this struggle to keep a season alive
and the conviction to destroy another
then watch my hometown change
from loving friends to staggering alcoholics
(the likes of which i refuse to be)
and houses that pull their curtains as i pass.
Business faces camouflage the stress of hard liquor and heroine
even though it's obvious they deal.
I'd rather sit in the street
and write you a poem.

'Dear whoever that can hold their breath,
I used to smell love. Now all i smell is death.
Well, i guess that's education for you -
But if that's all it is...I'm through.

I'll take her covers and go back to sleep,
And wake when i feel summer heat,
Pray the Lord my soul to keep,
Cause the grave they're digging is getting deep.'

If a car drives by while i'm sitting
i'll shout over the noise of heaters and rattling exhaust
that Jesus is coming.
'Christ is coming! Jesus is coming! Are you ready!?'
I know i'm ready, though, today,
amidst my pool of disgust and self pity,
I think i'd be ashamed.

By southernblood

© 2008 southernblood (All rights reserved)

 

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