Ken Cormier
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We're sitting on buildings
We've got a big problem
Afraid of our nation
But wanting to squeeze it
Went on an adventure
We found a new leader
Became like the others
Does that always happen
We pray to Apollo
We know nothing of him
We wander with creatures
Invade our own temples

Get out of the kitchen
Climb under the counter
Was always your fortress
We're tearing it down now
Our children to see that
Are nothing but monsters
We season and flavor
To make them delicious
Will strike and devour
To choke on a backbone
Is slowly reminding
To clean out the cupboard

We're learning procedures
A set of instructions
Can we ever master
Which always eludes us
Are biting my ankles
Am fighting and kicking
Most primitive moments
Been captured in movies
I am an enigma
We can't help descending
Into our own faces
Some kind of Narcissus

Here!
Now!
Oh!
Through!
Then!
Who!
Why!
When!
But!
So!
And!
Wake up!

Sink!
Which!
Bang!
For!
We!
Ha!
Them!
We!
Ow!
It!
Me!
Forget!

With!
How!
That!
Dogs!
I!
My!
Have!
Still!
Watch!
Deep!
Like!
Relax!

 

WE'RE SITTING ON BUILDINGS
for Charles Mingus