The Divider

from by Sycamore Smith

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Out beyond the divider
Two faces in silhouette
He's such a good provider
He bummed her a cigarette
Down below, the impaler
Pounds away at the granite
She says "Goodbye, sailor"
He floats off the planet
Maybe one day he will dig a little deeper
Maybe one day she will cut a little straighter
Maybe later when they're feeling stronger
They just need to bleed a little longer
Out beyond the divider
As the smoke ribbons twist
She flicks her ash at the spider
Tapping on the veins of her wrist
They see the bones of Orion
They see the sack of the city
He's a limping old lion
And she's impossibly pretty
Out beyond the divider
All is quiet, she ignores him
Though he knows her ghost adores him
Waiting for that little death just bores him
Out beyond the divider
His desire goes dark
The empty spaces get wider
Still she throws off a spark
And in a chemical fire
Rising out of the gravel
The red rose and the briar
Have begun to unravel


from Grosspapa, released May 29, 2017
Lyrics by Sycamore Smith


tags: folk Marquette


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