Vermilion Wings

what do we do when the matchboxes are empty
winter has come
strike some carbon off the dead presidents
lift the black timber off the floor that spells revenant
end the rumour spilling tumour mill
it’s true, the stapler caught us off guard the other night
the riddler, the rhythmic, truly ruthless
take the red train to Cali, pull the hammy
it’s nothing to worry about really, just some bent meanderings
truth be told, i am a madman
and all that’s left are the deaf tones of piano stands
pavement specials part ways as i walk down the board
the bass drops and the sky darkens with maggots
the hoard forms and all that’s left are the braggarts
bark some more dead man, your heart will soar cave man
music, uplifting, movements, up[root]ing
mouths open and close as i walk to a wall
all they see is the man i was
that man left the world because
all he had left was a little dog and his words
all he wanted was the walls to stay closed
unafraid, stay lost
all he wanted was a good cup of coffee
not the shit served at parliament
not the disk sent to scream lament
lacrimosa in verse, i serve to bring curse
to you and your ilk, your deathly whores
motley monsters of filth abhorred
i know what you serve in your dire view
a block made of purity, constructed of doors
leading nowhere and nowhere is true
i walk unafraid through this world, through the zoo
through the pink condominiums and dainty tracks
johnny filth called, he wants the world back
he wants the black centipedes and all of the lights
he looks to the mountains, not to mention our rights
chitter chatter breaks the wind
then to the pitter patter of little kings
little things, in the night
little wings
call to the bringer of angry kites
the curse will lift when the world is new
the earth will burn until it lays true
to ash and flower of reddish hue
silver blue
colour coded point of view
plenty of words to fill a courtroom
or two


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