EXHUMED

bury the tongue between the teeth
open the jaw and sink in deep
force it open
and claw the grip
down the throat you let slip
slip
let it sink
don’t let it hold you down
in the static
you are reborn
in the white nights what you ask for
fire the cue
and i’ll come for
give you the marks of a lost war
cut knife deep in spit down swallow
sword up nock in and turn the bow
sever in two and fuse to gold
down the throat you let it go

SOAK

born with a scar
far above my head
i count the stars
crowding my vision
i feel nothing instead
i feel nothing instead
soak in decay
spoil into loam
i give what i take
but it never feels enough
so i give nothing instead
i give nothing instead
take me to the water
i am not free
but i am sorry
i am stone
you should know
i would never let you down
you should know
i would never let you drown
loan by the skin
a vessel with two hands
touch what i can
before i hand it in
so i touch nothing instead
i touch nothing instead
born into debt
a line of no request
i pay what i can
but the rest, i have no chance
so i pay nothing instead
i pay nothing instead
take me to the water
i am not free
but i am sorry
i am stone
you should know
i will never let you down
you should know
i will never let you drown
take me to the water
let me soak in slaughter
i will sink into the bed like a stone
take me to the water
let me soak in slaughter
i will sink into the bed like a stone
take me to the water
i am not free
but i am sorry
i am stone
you should know
i will never let you down
you should know
i will never let you down
you should know
i will never let you down
you should know
i will never let you drown