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Coal to Lips, Etc.

Coal to Lips, Etc.

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Published by Jake Baker-Brown

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Published by: Jake Baker-Brown on Sep 06, 2011
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Your grace amazes meJust wordsAnd talk is cheapI hear again and againBecause I don't listen hardLike a fishermanWith a sea-beast running with his lineYou tell me that my self-pity disgusts youBut it is not all self-pityThere is thatBut I am also frozenWith aweAt your mercyThat doesn't fling me into outer darknessWeepingGnashing of teethRaining brimstoneAnd all thatI can
’t speak of your love for meAnd my desire to love youBecause I know that I am undeservingOf a minute with youBut you see the meThat I don’tAnd you believeBecause you areIllogicalSo you don’t care thatI don’t make senseAnd you careNot mushy mercyIndulgenceAllowanceExcuseBut powerful loveThat requires rightnessInstead of imposing punishmentYou
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re not a saintYou sayAnd you
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re rightIf sainthood is being with lepers and orphansAnd having bona fide miracles occur where your name is invokedOr your accessories fingeredYou are godlikeThoughIn your loveAnd in your wrathAnd in your perfectionThe perfection demanded ofAll in your realmNot a magazine perceptionNor assembly line precisionNor cookie-cutter production

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