Play Me Out Johnny

Deferred hope

Heart sick

I cannot stand at docks adding tears to the sea

I’m annoyed with my sadness

/

Turn up my collar promptly and button trembling lips

Face circle cycles with a stern face

Kill off the cynical character in his folly.

Play his last moments on an old piano outro

Wash my face and grind my teeth

/

Swim without any surface in sight

Refuse to panic

Live and die in strength

Refuse to express dissatisfaction

Hold my chest in dark closets

And get over myself.

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