walk in calculated circles chasing a tail that hasn't grown in. maybe there's one more just like you around the corner holding the other end of a common thread, scratching faces in this hall of mirrors, teaching reflections to play dead.
Why does darkness scare moths so to send them reeling to windows and sick light desperately escaping the night?
what is it now? what drives us blind, or mad, what drives us normal, away, in one visit I saw the way things are, or pretend to be. puppets and fleas make for weak theater. . . one shining altar tucked away just in case better pray for yourself, better choose where to put your faith. puppets and fleas make for weak theater sink your stinger in again, drink your sweet red self dry call me when you have a voice, a soul, a face, tell me when the mask comes off but don't ask for my applause.
I'm nearing the corners nowadays Flying with the ceiling fans in a daze Staring at these outlets (their eyes and mouths in eternal shock) While shadows float upon the wall, Through my hair and down the hall, In my chair an empty seat, Now I'm in my body and on my feet.
I am flourescent light in early darkness I am waiting with empty eyes To fill my cup again with blue morning for my electric veins. Vampires and beasts Flitter toward the moon like moths, And at this hour I giggle about silly silly demons Doing tricks for one another. With something like a shovel I keep the thoughts from sinking under, With something like a bucket I keep the sleep from sinking my boat. I am flourescent light in early darkness Spying on the spies, Playing with chaos in circles, A super-ball storm, In a blizzard of neons and tambourine-crashes of thunder And the rain falls with a springy boing. I've squeezed my dreams like lemons and oranges For my morning, And in a sip I see myself small And proudly wearing happy faces, Leaving chalk upon the wall Begging before beggars With all my pride, I'll show them how it's done I'll show them how bright I can be Like flourescent light In early darkness.
All works © 1999 Spazzzmonster.