The Silent Life

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Remember when there was time?
Remember when the slate was clean?
It's the price that we pay for living comfortably.
Remember when we knew exactly what we'd be?
Before we became our fathers, and our mothers.
Remember when there was money before the towers fell?
Remember when there was a mote of a light down this deep and dark well
Well, well..

And what of the ones we lost?
On dense fog nights last Autumn.
Just after the reconnect of a decade gap.
And what of the ones we lost?
With the needle still in their arm
And a desperate need to be heard by anyone.

What of their lives?
"Sketch what you want to be"
And what did they draw as a child?
Anything? Anything.

And why am I still here,
when so many have gone?
What kind of lottery have I won
that keeps me keeping on?
To my friends not forgotten-
You have my word
That every song, and every line
hangs on your image burned.
Forever burned.

Thoughts used to nourish me,
but now they dissolve, destroy.
Every little thing I once enjoyed.
Thoughts used to nourish me,
but now they dissolve, destroy.
Every little thing I once enjoyed.

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from Collective Memory, released December 4, 2016

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