Boat to Japan Part I

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1 I have walked across
every man I have met
I have run bleeding
from set to set
Making sure there were
no ants following
to drink the red nectar
of my learning

My Foot is Bleeding!

where there was doubt
I broke through the walls
where there was fear
I punctured our raft
until the blood was as high
as the clouds
until only our
confusion was left

My Foot is Bleeding!

2 on my shield I wrote
in pencil lead
God loves only the knees
eternally red
but I erased it and I
used pen instead
those who will die are only
those who're dead

Friends sewed drugs
into my clothing
it took me months to
wash them down
and with diamonds my mind
they were luring
so I ingested puzzles
and talked like a clown.

My Foot is Bleeding!

3 Memories come back
I once had a man in a clamp,
unable to move
he cursed all but me,
it was no crime
as he struggled hard,
almost wore his bones through

My Foot is Bleeding!

At night bloodstains
appear vividly
though I cannot tell
which came from me
'cause I only remember
fighting, crying, loving and


from Shadow in the Shape of, released November 29, 2013



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