Conduits Lost

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The gale and the pounding rain cease

Your heavy eyes have dried and your gaze returns to mine

The debris can rest for now

If you could just listen to the quiet

I'm begging you

(I hope you heard it while you could)


It returns with renewed strength

Tearing down our shelter

Our fragile makeshift home


My feeble grip

Won’t stop or slow your body

From ripping from mine


Now I'm left to plead with your vexing anguished apparition

It doesn't know me, my face is a black mask


My words like children spurred to war

A naive passion propelling the surge

Between the beachhead and my throat

Is where they died


Though crises pass, like the storms,

And we can't take one more blow

As sure as war, it returns


Loyal to, vigil for,

Conduits lost


No matter how many times,

Each and every time you're lost, I'll offer up my spine


If it somehow helps you back to our home and tranquil thoughts

On the floor will be collapsed: me relieved


In this zero sum game, I can't know that my bet will play

But I know that I can lose


As my endurance fades, as I'm reduced to four legs

I'm left with one thing


I'm loyal to, vigil for

Conduits lost


We rode copper wire through continents

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from Carapace EP, track released March 9, 2017

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