“It’s all in your head”, On repeat to forestall entropy, My mind’s in two places at once, Needing more - Incessantly yearning for more, Yet overcome with gratitude That I should receive anything at all.
you are syntax and semantics phonetics and phonology you are written and oral formal and informal you are past and future now and forever you are identity and heritage togetherness and uniqueness you are simple and complex imperfect and perfect you are language.
It's really great to see you again - But who are you exactly? With an uncanny likeness to someone I once knew. A traitor of culture and face. A soul come adrift. Where do you wish to be? You've always desired more, Yet I see your future clear. An empty carcass devoid of what gave you self. A voice soft-spoken and bathed in envy, Lacking cognizance and perpetuating hedonistic acts. A departure from your familiar figure with a ghastly outstretched hand Requesting I become like you, Abandoning oneself and Embracing thy disarray.
Do you hear the muttering? Foul and desperate falsities fencing through the air? Do you hear them cluttering, in fickle clamor over futures in despair? Certainly you hear them fluttering? In a fervent dichotomy facing disrepair. All I hear is fomented stuttering, Sowing division, in deleterious affair.
I am a dichotomy Caught between the best of me And what feels like what’s left of me After years of insecurity I am caught in a dichotomy Wondering if you’re using me Or if you’ll set me free I want to believe that you’re good for me but I can only see the warning signs caught in between the breaths I meant to breathe I am at war I don’t know if I can count my trauma amongst the casualties Or if they remain my true enemy An enemy like darkness, like you, a vacuum which absorbs all light but the rays needed to illuminate your face Because around you I am blind Stumbling through broken words and empty lines Searching for meaning with no concept of time I am merely painting signs in the hopes that this time you’ll see Because it’s too dark and the air around you is hard to breathe But the pain is bittersweet With each inhale brings recovery And each exhale lets me find release I am bound and I am free I am confident and also weak I am brave but I am cowardly I am a dichotomy Because within me lies more complexity Then simple character traits which are assigned to me I will not be chained to simplicity Another nobody screaming into a void of uncertainty Because I am a dichotomy You cannot contain me I defy reasoning I have the power to unleash words like demons and in the same breath profess love and if you’re listening You know that I am more than a man, I am an idea An idea that maybe the greatest power is found in dichotomy A dichotomy like you and me Through the darkness and the light we proceed Because we were never one without the other In this dichotomy we believe In this prison we are free Encaptured by the dichotomy of you and me.