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I can't quite make sense
These things on my lap
These billions of fragments
So perfectly stacked
And it's hard
But that's not my job

Now we resort
To outdated forms
The smoking is turning
His rational brain into slop
Write it down
It doesn't work that way

And if I had the cartoon know-how
And if I had the plaid-clad dad
Then I would stand straight on the carpet
In the shade of American Flags

And go beat up those kids
Those neighborhood punks
Those caricatures
Of the things that I wanted to be
So bad
But I threw my skateboard away

Stay home
Sleep in
Learning your own skin
Learn how to shed it
And save it
And throw it away


from The Winking Badge, released December 13, 2018


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