Like a swan about to sing its song
The water is calm
Leaves fall down
But they, blind and deaf, on the ground
Can’t feel the waves.
Just like a swan that thought it was fox
Suddenly your fur is wet, and you don’t know what’s beneath your feet.
You actually know what’s beneath.
You’re at the bottom
And you can’t breathe.
Sad and lost, seldom soaring, instead endlessly swimming
How can anyone know when the song’s going to end?
No one’s tapping their feet
No head’s spinning
Because you’re the only swan on the water
You just fell like the leaf.
Listen more closely, maybe
You’ll hear something
Or it’ll just be yourself again.
You can’t be a fox and a bird
You can’t float on the ground
Nor walk on the water.
But you can drown
Or sing a song
Just a last one.
Fingers longing to touch the moonlight
They can’t hear your cries at night
Can’t hear you scream for help in the dark
But they can listen to your whispers
That tell untold stories you fight so hard to hide.
The fingers, people just care about what they write
No one feels them touching your skin
Constantly scratching your neck and crushing your candid core.
When all they want to do is pick cherries.
But is that juice on your hand?
Is it what makes your skin red?
And they’re cold
Like the stories unread.
They could have picked fruit
When you were brain-dead
That fucked up brain that makes a mess and then,
Tells you that it’s just a cherry you ate
Tells you it will wash off
Shows you a color no fruit is made of.
Are you losing it too?
Are you sure what to believe
When your fingers are blue?
Your skin is rough
Your blood can burn a thousand souls
And each drop from your scars
Falling on this warm evening
Will blow up the next morning
When you wake up wishing
You were that tree burning on a summer night.
But you’re also water and life
Hungry soul hovering high above this horrific sight
You will rise from the ashes
Warmth destroys you and can give you life
Maybe you should be this tree burning on this summer night.
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