On the Line

by Johannes de Silentio

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So it begins, with a lost referent and an unstitched wound at a critical moment


On the bloody red slate
Where the bugs penetrate
In a frozen repose, one who knows, I am finding my way

All the oaths that you swore
Over shirts that I wore
In the foggiest time, never mind, squinting in the roar, the deafening choir, subverted desire!

You must hold it in your hand
Cradled snug against your chest
The weight of organs full to bursting
With melancholy happiness, as I professed

On the line

The doe, the dew, and the heathered lea
Strides beyond whatever used to be
To face the wonder, dewey-eyed
A chiastic sigh
An ardor belied
Who would not have died...not I


released November 29, 2015
Guitars, saxophones, vocals AP Hammes



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