Bridge

i’m building a bridge
to the other side of this body i’m in
made of black and tan bricks
held together with glorified spit
and i wish yes i wish
i wish i could see what the other half sees
i’m huddled up tight
a war is breaking out tonight
was there always this light
makes me feel so hopelessly alive
but i hope yes i hope
i walk where i want me to go
part of me wants to break free but these
protein sodium
guanine and adenine
do they make me me
are they even listening
lanky thin at the wrist
funhouse image of happiness
shirts hang loose on this kid
who feels so much bigger than he is
but i am yes i am
i am in tune with this pulsing room
when i close my eyes i see these
neon pathways
thymine and cytocine
drafting my wants and needs
they’re all laid out for me
back to the sunday commute
north on west end avenue
find that red cushion seat
just some water to start with if you please
i don’t know i won’t know
i just pretend like i’m in control
i bought a leash but it’s still dragging me
cruel biology barking incessantly
you love her you love her
go touch her go touch her
you love her you love her
no no no i don’t even know her
but no no no you love her you love her
she turns to me
what can i get you to eat
just the regular please


October 2015: First solo version of Bridge from the Bridge/Straw/Lake cassette.

 

August 2017: Bridge on our first fancy record, Above the Floorboards. Complete with percussion, keys, and string trio.