- Plays: 1,545
- Artist: Delta Rae
- Album: Carry the Fire
- Track Name: I Will Never Die
I do not think
we were meant to burn the world
the way we did.
They always taught us
that to destroy is to sin and that
you will never be free once you have killed.
They misread human nature,
my love. We have destroyed and it has
made kings and queens of us.
We are stronger now
we have sinned so mightily.
(Eve ate the apple, that’s where this started.)
Hold me close against you,
and strike the match.
Tear down the last gods.
“You’re a good bullet point to add to a list
— elisabeth hewer (via elisabethhewer)
of reasons to equate humans to natural disasters.
(I’m pressing red on the remote
but the earth’s still shaking.)
I reduce people down to the parts
of them that remind me of you.
I’m not saying you ruined me,
only that you’ve stuck me in a cycle
of viewing others geometrically.
The angle of my new roommate’s jaw
is a little akin to the slope of your collarbone.
(I’m setting fire to the house
but the sea keeps rising.)”
The first time I met him
we made it forty minutes past the start of The Hour
before I realised it. I turned to him and said,
"Sorry, but I think you ought to know:
I’m missing The Hour.”
He didn’t get it. Apologised, even.
Tried to hurry me out.
"No," I said, daring now to touch,
to wrap my hands around his.
"You don’t understand. I wasn’t complaining.
I’m missing it. I’ve never missed it,
but I’m missing it now. I’m missing it
and I don’t even mind.”
He smiled then. I think he got it.
Last week, he turned on the TV
and noticed that Breaking Bad was on.
"I’ve missed half of it," he said,
turning to me. “Over half, actually.”
Then he turned the TV