A Private Send​-​Off

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I’ve never known regret
I’ve just learned from the situation
And although the lessons have settled
The memories still linger

There is no better feeling than losing the butterflies
The beginning of a life lived so close to apathy
ended the life of the insect

It’s like being stuck in the middle of a conversation
When you’d rather be deaf to either side
There’s no joy in separation
No gaiety to bring with you
Nothing to celebrate

Such is life when you’re raised by example
Nothing direct to hate
Indirection taught me everything to hate
And the despicable side of love

If that’s the way it is then why bother?
Why not end it early to spare everybody?
The only answer I have makes me spiteful

I know myself better in adulthood
I can see myself for who I am now
I don’t mean to be a miserable young bastard
Every other natural emotion seems fake


from Begin Stanza III, released May 31, 2014




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