Dogs 2007

SCARECROW CODA
(9/6/07)


scarred
inside
and out
physically
mentally
emotionally
social leper
limping disease
of a limited
life

sporting
a suit
stained with fear
tie of lies
smiling
a stapled grin
eyes wide
with disbelief
and hate
speaking
in echoes
rattling down
a hollow soul
alone

connecting
here and there
with other cripples
sharing sickness
swallowing spit
and shit
then desperately
fleeing
that haunting
veneer
of humanity
that sticks
to the skin
like regret

see me
free me
point the way
to a better day
or just get the fuck
out of my
face

I never
believed you
anyway

I shall find
my own pathetic path
winding around
your obstacles
of chrome
fashion
neon
plastic parts
enhancing
fading forms
the jokes
smoke
and aspersions
road markers all
keeping me contained
on a circuitous highway
of insanity
and salvation

the wind
rips through
my brittle ribs
exposing the hollow
human I've become
but its passing
begins
a resonance
in the cavity
carrying my remains
creating a tone
elemental
and sublime

my song
will continue
without me
but hopefully
no one again
will ever hum
the same
sad tune

another lyric
long
since
forgotten