Your silences reverberate
So pleasingly detached
Soft answers arrive far too late
As out of time they’re snatched

These thoughts that silent, do clash
Unleash the dust and ash

Like cross-fades on a liquid surface
Too much to hold in one mind’s eye
The pauses serve more of a purpose
The words unspoken left to die

Black-eyed, anaesthetized
Narrowed, deafened, ill-advised
Comprehensive schooled
Faculties despised
Bargain basement threads unspooled

Thoughts so thin, scurry like rats
Paste-on-grin, too many hats

Out of reach, out of harm’s way
A shadow in the corner of this day

© Music: Jessie Jacobson-Brian Bielski-Jarrett Lesko (7/7/22)
Lyrics, Melody: Jessie Jacobson (9/23/16 + 2017 + 2022)

Studio improvisation July 7, 2022.

Jessie Jacobson: Vocal, Bass
Jarrett Lesko: Guitar
Brian Bielski: Drums