Beautiful, Bright Mess

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there's a beautiful image
a beautiful, bright mess just off of I-10
lately I think of her often, I just lay and imagine soft skin and calm wind
in the summer we had sat on the grass and nervously laughed by the port and downtown
but I was not over december, no
I was a mess

now there are 700 miles of interstate gravel between my town and hers
and from the looks of this traffic it would take 1,200 minutes, but you can be sure
that I would excitedly count them, account for each second like rosary beads
some soft, simple penance for july

but maybe I won't ever get back to valhalla
maybe my life just won't go back to the way it was before
but I am hopeful of broader agencies
just like a resting pendulum

but there are times in this life when all is sweet
breathing is easy
everything is right where it should be
see, even as I sing a child is born and suddenly there is such green to all I see
there is such love surrounding me

maybe I ain't never been nowhere but valhalla
maybe my problems are all illusions I create in delusion

why suffer?


from Particle Devotion, released October 22, 2015



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