what does it say
all the words written in every tongue
in neon
flashing
for all the world to see
except
me

what does it say
every language wrapped into one
in print
harshly
for all the world to read
except
me

words
without seeing
words
without meaning
words

be they yay
what does that say
be they pal
just for now
be it
yay
be it
pal
be it
be
it

wasting time pining
spending time
spending

walter mitty would be proud
abelard would condone
yet
blues born in mississippi
blues borne here
blues

forever thirsty
never quenched
forever
never

no different than all the rest
sucked into the vacuum
sweetly suffocating
lost
addicted
wasting away
today

forever
never

pal
forever
me
never

as jesus said
so they say
it is finished
it is
finished