Need To Bleed

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You're a ballon in a child's hand
Hovering under a ceiling of nails
You're a power line weighed down
By a caravan of snails

You're a grain of sand
Stuck on Christ's sandal strap
As he wandered through the desert
Hazily by the devil's traps

We all need to bleed sometimes
We all need to bleed

You're the grains of coffee discarded wet into the dirt
You're the microscopic hole
That made me throw out my favorite shirt

You're the lightbulb over the bathroom mirror
The only light I look good in
You're the temptation and then the atonement for
My sin

You're a dead leaf buried under a welcome mat
In the spring
You're an unwritten melody
Nobody but the wind remembers how to sing

We all need to bleed sometimes
We all need to bleed
We all need to bleed

You're the fossil of a bullet
Whose tragedy diminishes with time
You're a sweet and innocent charity with
The face and facade of a crime

You're the coin I've stared at for years
Trapped inside the heating vent
You're the selfish lover
We forgive so easily once they repent

We all need to bleed sometimes
We all need to bleed
We all need to bleed

You're the girl at the table
With the guy with the distinct drunken howl
I hear him every time I listen to a live jazz album
Drowning out Coltrane's growl

You're a matchstick struck three times
And then discarded and thrown away
You're a beautiful word to hard to know
To hard to pronounce that noone will say

You're the thumbprint on the glass
Of a ferris wheel car
You're a distant planet
Mistaken in a telescope for a shimmering star

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from Hebdomadal Songs 2017, released January 1, 2017

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