The dark of a thousand crows :: songs and poetry


Keep Art Alive :: “Let Me” :: Art by Audrey Kawasaki

Silence the Crow
(by me)

Just a Maisy crazy tale,
a girl,
with a rip in her dress,
in the ozone,
in the pages,
in her religion.

Cut her barefeet on faith,
leaving trails of misplaced hope,
blindfolded participation.

It all makes sense,
if you close your eyes,
hang upside down,
spin around,

Stapled her wings to the floorboards,
her nails etch new endings,
beginning belief.

The magician sends letters,
you can slide through the cracks,
make your body small,
hide underneath,

Mother May I bakes loaves of regret,
seasoned with the man who let her down,
letting the apron strings fall.

Words start to move across a sky,
oceans dividing,
and coming together,
he offers splinters of glass,
cut off wires,
to bleed her free.

The armies they hunt for her,
mark maps with ink dripping weapons,
place an ambush under the skin.

Her mind becomes cluttered,
insanity leaving graffiti on the stalls,
tattooed insecurities,
her breath catches on the claw,
of memory,

They all know it,
the hidden truth,
one day these weeds will win.

Black Crow :: Angus & Julia Stone

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