poem by Samantha Lê, music by Ryan Loyd
Carried a single branch inside my river,
downstream through milky lashes,
tattooed lips and deceitful thighs.
We are unreliable and cruel like the water.
Carried you into goodbye fingers
of spicy savage lickers… carried you
like a burden… like a shameful secret.
You are the life, and I am the delusion.
Do you know me, or I, you?
The irresistible melancholy of the miracles
that have soiled the currents ruptures
like stardust above the greatest cycle of life.
Time will eventually trot away
like dogs on parade. Love will scorn
like the mundane minutes of a lifeless day.
Without the right words to say,
the right hip sway, I am not
the right person to convince you to stay.
I can only promise you that I will hate you
just as much as I love you today.
~ by Samantha Lê
With a special thank you to Mr. Ryan Loyd, friend and fellow 312.
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