Isaac Lacquedem

from by Nathan Leigh

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it's a long day
you’re waiting for a phone call that you know will never come
you're a freeway
they're the sun
play it off cool
like everything is turning out exactly how you planned
make your own rules
don't give a damn what they say


you're waiting for an answer
to a question that you asked when you were young and fearless
you're a poet and a dancer
you're a statue you are grace
and so you wait


it's a hard game
it’s like everyone except for you has memorized the rules
and you don't play
the way they do
so you watch, wait,
and try to make yourself a puzzle piece to fit inside the hole
but you’re the wrong shape
and you know what they'll say


oh everybody knows
something that you don't
and everything is wrong
cause you still don't belong

so you try to find a place where you can simply just exist
where the sky's clear
and you'll be missed
but you're a nomad
and the ground beneath your feet’s the only comfort you will know
until you look past
the open road and hold fast


you're waiting for a sign somehow
to finally settle down
and so you wait
you're waiting for the day to come
when you won't try to run
and so you wait


from Ordinary Eternal Machinery, released May 19, 2017



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