Purer Forms Of Pain

by Counterparts

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I’ve saved a drop of blood for when I truly need it most. To be distributed among the parasites. To be exchanged for a purer form of pain. My ribcage will replace a ladder’s rungs, leading me towards the ceiling of my curse as the earth falls upward from the ground, where I collapse in sunken skies. I am but one man and the sorrow I have salvaged won’t sustain. Murder me in the silence I have lived in. My fingernails won’t hold a torch that mirrors my reflection. No trace of tension could coerce the composition from my skull, like currency reserved for skeletons. I will deny a high regard, sick to my stomach at the distance to the ground. My ribcage will replace a ladder’s rungs leading you towards the depth of my despair. We collapse inside the walls the close before us. Murder me in the silence I have lived in; a fabrication to appease the ones who suffer. Don’t call me your protector, I couldn’t keep myself from caving in. Don’t call me your protector, a war against myself I’ll never win
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Drifting through decaying arteries, repurposing the shell that I have severed to withstand paralysis. Straining as my eyes lose the ability to see, displaced by my disease pursuing darkness. Instinct will carry me across a fragile plain to burn in the deficiency of sun. Scatter my remains when the flesh withers away. Remember me for all I failed to be when my misery comes to an end. Deliver me to a place I’ll never leave, I wish I could feel safer in my skin. Chiseling my name into the clouds to alleviate the burden of the dead that wander without direction. Depart from the existence I’ve denounced, embedded in the souls that I once lead. Sewing strings of separation in the centre of a storm.

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released June 22, 2020

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