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I think I need a new Narcissus
'cause I deserve a deeper pool than this
One half infinite immersion
one half soon to join his twin
Tonight we smash the mirrors!
But my, don't you look ravishing today?

Why not give it a fighting chance?
Trade in your wisdom for sincerity
You bare your teeth to phantoms
that spiked collar sure goes well with your leash
I've got my liberty
there's only one thing left for you to give to me

This is an abbreviation
stuttered, muttered, diffracted thought
Consciousness that once flowed in streams
now rots in pools of distracted drought
so I find myself hunched over puddles
seeking absolution beneath the grime
I'd like a new Narcissus
it's getting hard to idolize these idle eyes

This is the fault in my gestalt
this is the error of my pride:
Break me down and every piece
is more diluted, weaker than the whole
There's something lost in each transaction
troubled mind for idolatry

It's time to accept my obsolescence
so I can continue to grow
It's time to create in a vacuum
if it will fill even the tiniest space

Well - who's in the mirror and who's fallen behind?
There's the deepest you in you - but who is that inside?
I'll trade mosaic of the mind without a second thought
for a life outside the self that can be swiftly swept aside
but I'll need a new Narcissus -
one that isn't the ugliest part of me


from Absentminded Eulogy, released December 6, 2015



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