A Certain Type of Decisive

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Well don’t expect me to start currying favor to some manky plonker just ‘cause you got me trapped in a castle. The answer’s no, ya tosser, now push off.

Angels in Bird Cages

August 3, 2019

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We dot the skies and paint the rainbows,
Light is just the closest thing to it
Second only to the dark
I understand
That we're beautiful
But we aren't yours
You can't keep mermaids in fish tanks
They don't fit
Climb out of the bathtubs and swimming pools,
But the washing machines still spinning
I painted the universe on your face at the carnival
And you cried because you asked for a kitty
And I was sorry

We dot the skies and carve our names into the dead
Bodies you left in the ground
Fun is the closest thing to it,
Second only to grief
You didn't call them mourning doves for nothing
Funerals and Weddings are the only time we see each other
I understand it's wonderful
But it isn't yours
But you can't keep a forest in a flowerpot 
It doesn't fit
Climb out of the concrete cracks,
It's inspirational, yes,
But it doesn't have to be this way
I spoke the words of God by your bedside
And you cried because you wanted a bedtime story
And I was sorry
I said I was sorry

We tear apart the sky and bleed across the floor just to try to see another point of view
Love is the farthest thing from us,
Second only to salvation
I told you the secrets
And you cried because you didn't understand
And I'm not sorry
Give it back- 
It doesn't belong to you
Can you hear them screaming?
It's chaos out here
And it never belonged to you
Because you can't put angels in bird cages
We were never going to fit.

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3 Comments
  • A Certain Type of Decisive

    Thanks! (I'm blushing here if you can't tell. This is my absolute favorite piece)


    10 months ago
  • Loser

    I love the constant references to "being caged." The metaphors are quite unique.


    10 months ago
  • The Moving Finger Writes

    This is SUCH a gorgeous piece. The rhythm, the word choice, everything fits. Absolutely fantastic work.


    over 1 year ago