doctor sleep

Since Smokeshow is dropping their sophomore album on Monday (!!!), I thought I would model this piece on inarguably the world’s best break-up song – and my favorite off their debut – The Shining. The meter is way, way off; I tried to follow Ellie’s rhyme scheme to the best(?) of my abilities. Also, I like to think the… simplicity reflects my predominant musical influence of early 2000s punk rock.

Lemonade vodka and wine,
slurring to myself you’d still be mine.
Drink to my doldrums, St. Valentine,
mouthfuls of tar.

We two broken seraphim,
your affections built on a whim,
your eyes, my thighs, my heart, your chin:
all of them scarred.

And I remember, barefoot in the streets,
the shadows running long:
an adventure sure to cement you to me,
but you picked up your feet and were gone.

Your smiling icon yelling through the phone,
telling me I deserved to be alone.
Spitting bullets and throwing stones,
you pried me ajar.

And I remember, barefoot in the streets,
the shadows running long:
an adventure sure to cement you to me,
but you picked up your feet and were gone.

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