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Take the **** just stepping inside
Rejected and invited
A stratified disguise

Then a tentative trial
A round for a smile
At the bar where we iron old lies

Appraise the net cost
Are both of us Lost
Or will we be pirates tonight?

Break my nails just prying you out
Here for a jest and a joust
Drunk off of comfort and wine

Lean on what's real
Like a shaky third wheel
Struggling to stay in the lines

Do we settle our debts
Or dare raise our bets?
Does our broken poetry rhyme?
Inspired by the entire album Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
nishta Sep 2018
how time flies
in the blink of an eye
you were gone.
my firefly.
sufjan stevens is my muse.
joseph reid Oct 2015
do you remember the things they would say?  
i was never supposed to be me and you were never supposed to be you
they try to shove us into boxes just like they try to
tell me how to write poetry
just like they try to
tell me that i'm doing it all wrong
that you're
just another thing in a series of wrong things
that we're
not supposed to exist
Inspired by track one on Sufjan Steven's Illinois.

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