a week after michigan

by alex rogers

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stunned i lie in waiting like

a dopey flower with petals sagged

and mind ragged with stains

from the earth, downtrodden

with clods and muck

which sustain it.



"pray tell who the man is

that can tell who man is?"

said the prophet-beggar in the corner

and the one in my mind often reminds

me of that prophet-beggar



wasting the crested golden years

or so they say

suspended in foolish bliss

euphoric agony

sage, imposter

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released January 3, 2014

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Track Name: open, brahms
I stangely envy the youthful deceased
for I never wander the paths they meet.
Attention of the fleeting mortal mass
they command with simple, meager pass.
At Heaven’s gate they bide their time
for planet’s end to ring its chime.
Perhaps in void they sit together
to fester in chilled peace forever.
Meanwhile on Earth’s ill-tempered ground
the living mourn the heaping mound.
Of those ended short before nature’s turn
to reap them back to rancid soil’s churn.
But when this ruse shall soon decay
remains unknown, amid dismay:
where logic eludes the motives of man
it never escapes perfect divine plan.
Track Name: sage, imposter
sequel

stunned i lie in waiting like

a dopey flower with petals sagged

and mind ragged with stains

from the earth, downtrodden

with clods and muck

which sustain it.



"pray tell who the man is

that can tell who man is?"

said the prophet-beggar in the corner

and the one in my mind often reminds

me of that prophet-beggar



wasting the crested golden years

or so they say

suspended in foolish bliss

euphoric agony

sage, imposter
Track Name: wind, air
sieze the oddity of your nature,

forgo the fear of death

which so paradoxically you needn't fear

for we have reason.

we have intuition.



time changing courses as we race

through space time, occupying

now only these shells but

soon to be expanded

with promethean flame.



to folly's cove we rest our flag,

foolish: may we one day there tag?

to falter now is deathly false,

when we so bravely feel the pulse.

of universe's jugular,

we sympathize in nebular.

planes soon we move to frontier's heel

and move beyond this mortal sphere.
Track Name: dead orpheus
stunned i lie in waiting like

a dopey flower with petals sagged

and mind ragged with stains

from the earth, downtrodden

with clods and muck

which sustain it.



"pray tell who the man is

that can tell who man is?"

said the prophet-beggar in the corner

and the one in my mind often reminds

me of that prophet-beggar



wasting the crested golden years

or so they say

suspended in foolish bliss

euphoric agony, sage imposter
Track Name: STE-000
to stare at the corners of my bedroom because it reminds me of

when i was 8, and i'd sit in my living room, thinking my house was so much

bigger than me, like i was the pearl in a clam shell.

and i'd think about how wonderful it was to be

alive and observe the world around me, or maybe

i was happy.
Track Name: close, beethoven
Freedom from sin,
from death,
from cynicism,
from narcissism,
from hatred and evil,
what I want and need,
and what has been offered.