he hopes for heaven but expects the worst

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he hopes for heaven but expects the worst
his life of ration does little for his mind
when he fills a laundry bin with hand-me-downs
he wonders if the salvation army will be upset
with a worn-out sex pistols t-shirt
but the difference between faith and capital is
measured and defeats the exercise
perhaps his younger brother will grow into delayed trends
but O the big beaten jeans his little body will never need

if no one wants to listen to a failed entertainment
where does the restraint come from?
between his head and the microwave door
he imagines the insides feel the same
as he walks around all day with his head set to defrost
he doesn’t know what it is but he knows
it will catch up with him someday sooner than later
but he says hello to lucifer and asks him if he has a light

i was wondering if you needed someone to use
i’ve got nothing important on the books and no excuse
and if you needed a raincoat for the season
i could be your military jacket with mends in the sleeves
and if you needed a bed away from your parents
i could be your cheap memory-foam mattress


from suburban streetwalker & other tragedies, released October 15, 2013



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english scissors Toronto, Ontario

musician and student of philosophy/comparative literature in toronto, ontario, canada—hopeless in all efforts.

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