from by Nate Bakkum



after all the plans are made
and all the ink is dry
the table set
you lose

cannonball beneath your chair
and thick smoke filling up the room
can’t see the door

complacent restraint
unlearn this fear
become the strength that she needs
become your self

after all the bills are paid
and there is nothing left
we pray for rain
once more

only want to teach them to
decide what’s right and wrong
in shades of gray
but we can't

look past
this shortsighted screen
unlearn this fear
become the light that they need
become your self

after all the truth comes out
and once the pain is dulled
regroup and try

keep up with appearances
swallow hard and grit your teeth
and smile

look back
on those wasted nights
look back on love
become the faith that you need
become your self


from Resolutions, released March 11, 2017



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