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Oidhche Mhath!

I hold a match all poor of mind and grip
What heat that spreads it spreads from tip to tip
And shocked and stunned I jolt my hand away
My neck my back my legs the ground give way

I collapse as fragrant smoke fills the air
Your legs still bent over the back of your chair

I hit a deer and saw it clear the road
The car was fine but I still wretched and bowed
Unable to conceive carrion crow
Attracted to the feeble body's glow

A half-pot of half-caff off yesterday's used, swollen grounds
My spirit at half-mast, still aimlessly making its rounds

Nine degrees
Feels like negative one
Not a cloud
Just salt stains and white sun
Coffee breath
Cracking my neck again
Constant adjustments now
I sense a coming shift but I'm not sure when
My weekly keening wants I should tell you then

Our unspoken expectation won
A healthy way of dealing with our one
Examined life worth living fully through
Is daily ringing less and less as true
Or was daily ringing less and less as true
At least until the day that I met you

I could see blood in the sink from over there
But I saw no cut, no red teeth, and you didn't seem scared


from Monotony​/​Metonymy, released July 16, 2014
Dan Willis - guitar, piano, percussion, vocals
Jeremy Myint - drums, vocals
Brian Smith - bass, vocals
Shivam Shah - synth, vocals
Viet Nguyen - vocals
Taylor Nodell - vocals




Youths on Skates West Chester Township, Ohio

Youths on Skates is an Ohio-based experimental pop project founded by me, Dan Willis.

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