Hard to Rise

 

Long stick, long legs
Follow me through dark space
Trees of green and underfoot
Plants that eat the midnight dirt.

Follow me; never lag Animal
Long legs, dark path
Twist, turn up the hill
Moonlight hovers around us still.

Hands on my head; spirits are falling
Wind in my ears; voices are calling
These are the ties that bind-
Making it hard to rise.

Take my gift; open it up
Cradled in your hands a cup
Drink the blood; let it fill you
Rubies, nothing can kill you now.

Raise your arms, the sun will fall
Black cape fills with stars
Black man howls and moans
Vibrating your bones.

Hands on my head; spirits are falling
Wind in my ears; voices are calling
These are the ties that bind-
Making it hard to rise.

Black flag flying higher
Stars fill the sky with fire
Blind fold, life’s a dream
Welcome to the new regime.

Stars rise, stars fall
I am animal.
Watch me crawl, watch me leap
Down on my belly I creep.

Step by step, oh what joy!
Feet crush, feet destroy
You shake with alarm
I touch your soft arm.

Hands on my head; spirits are falling
Wind in my ears; voices are calling
These are the ties that bind-
Making it hard to rise.

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