We rose today with shaky plans
devils work for idle hands
With confidence to rob a bank
started the car and broke the ranks
Tried and failed to make a kite
got too high to ride our bikes
Lets just take the comfy chairs outside
Most of all we liked the chance
of encounters with the local cats
and the hours disappear into nowhere

I can’t be myself today
all the bees are africanised in this place
I can’t go outside today
all the people they invade my personal space

With confidence to rob a bank
started the car and broke the ranks
Retreat to base we’re being flanked
The iceberg floats, the titanic sank
Things don’t go to plan
and these roads are leading to nowhere

Most of all we lacked a van
and a place to hide the contraband
There isn’t a safe place in all the land
it’s covered in whispers

Sometimes the specs of dust reflect in such a way
that they become the most poignant symbol of being alive today

I can’t go outside today
I’ll keep the rising damp at bay
I’ll plaster the holes and give it a lick of paint

Is the world just a voice in my head?

Ride on


from Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, released March 24, 2017



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