Prelude to Fugue

from Like as a Simile by Octothorpe and the Aglets

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Ill-temperament abounds.


I’ve pulled you away, so tell me your story.
Tell me the words you used to say before you got boring (like how you live from stick to poke (like a broken metronome)) and then take me home.

Take me home before the moonlight fades away.
We’re bound to seem much different in the dawn’s decay, but who can say?
Who knows?
Time goes.

I'll drive you to work if you drive me to madness.
I only subsist now off coffee grounds and sadness.
No longer mind the traffic much; all I touch turns monochrome.
I dread coming home.

You’re not home when you destroy the inner peace.
You treat each conflagration as a colorful release.
At least it shows that you know:
Time goes.

You’ve torn me away, so tell me you’re sorry.
Tell me the words I will replay again next morning.
Show me you got a new tattoo; doesn’t it prove how much you’ve grown?
Then leave me alone.

Leave me alone before the feelings reconvene.
You know when we revert, our cardinal hurt turns evergreen, and so let go.
(I know...)
Time goes.


from Like as a Simile, released January 9, 2019


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