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Hunt Down Your Smile

Anxiety knows no season
Paranoia sees all at once
Birds of prey play devil with reason
The years liquefied into months

Somewhere east of Eden
and west of the deadly Nile
I gather up the things I need and
try to hunt down your smile

There are laws of attraction
By some people, we are repelled
Mutual satisfaction
is an easy little package to sell

I dragged a crocodile’s carcass
Across the buzzing Nile
I’m up to my eyes in trophies
And still I hunt down your smile

All hail! All hail the King of the Rains
Whose losses, losses keep resembling gains

Whispering my mantra
Straight into the lion’s mouth
A memory plagued by phantoms
Principles gone south

I’m home from the Serengeti
The dark passage of my soul
For the Great Becoming, I’m ready
Exert a little self-control

I was a man without dependents
‘til the King died in the Nile
You could call it a kind of sentence:
Having forever to hunt down your smile

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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