even

from deplacer by Pete Jon

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even with the bug in the room
and the eye of the beast on us all in our environs
even with the pounding of the drum
the hiss of the valve and cry of the siren
even with the flaws in the love we are wresting
from the fathomless put of the ocean
even with the weight of the skin we were given at birth
that same skin we will go in

even if the sky never heals from the gape of its gash
and the ache of its incision
even if your face disappears
in the cloud of some disease with ungodly excision
even with the war at the root
of my being and biding and yearning and breaking
even with the spoils in the hands of a comfortable man
who is taking and taking and taking and taking

even with the infinite blood and the crack opened up
in the earth when I was younger
ever since the spirit awakened me
marked me with dread and heaven and hunger
even though you stumble through the day
friend you are finding you way, you are gilded in grace
even with the branch of your spine growing
into a tree whose roots will embrace you
when you die

even with the ominous drone laying low
in the back of the mind while you sleep
even with the bodies of the gods
dredging up from prehistory in the swell of the deep
even with the fires below
the fires within and the fires above
burning everything to sickness and love
sickness and love
sickness and love
sickness and love

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from deplacer, released May 25, 2020

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Pete Jon Lansing, Michigan

Pete Jon is a singer-songwriter and collaborative producer in the DIY tradition.

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