i may never

you died in the month of may, didn’t you
when you slipped and fell from the dead god’s hand
you knew then that you’d only led yourself astray
that silence was not the only silence

and all you could think to say
how is my life not mine
never have i deserved to die
never was i requested to live

you’re the once and ever failure, aren’t you
you never could shine as bright as they
all crafted jewel and curated moments
superior vessels built for purpose

and all you could think to say
how are these tears divine
never have i deserved to die
never was i requested to live

you’re the shadow that shrank behind, so you
became harrowed when tracing your heart song
and moths stole along, they ate your pockets
and then all of your dreams trailed sore away

and all you could think to say
i am the last of my kind
never have i deserved to die
never was i requested to live

 

by TONY SINGLE
© All rights reserved 2018

30 thoughts on “i may never

  1. I feel like I am between a hammer and an anvil when I read this. I don’t believe the nihilist could win this battle because doing something defeats doing nothing most of the time. Re: making this a song: do it privately until you are thrilled. This is too good to diminish

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    • I really appreciate your take on this V. And, yeah, I think you’re right… It needs to be perfect (or at least as close to perfect as one can get). 🙂

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