The Twenty​-​Cent Paradigm

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My open cranium below
Can you see what I don't know?
Or restore what I forgot?
I fell apart
Since the day I lost the art
Like the inverse of Descartes
If I don't think, then I'm not

I'm waiting on my recompense
Ever since I've been stuck on one stupid line
Seems I woke up without a sense
Now it's all that I have in mind
I'll play it over nineteen times
Or at least 'til the music returns somehow
But this twenty­-cent paradigm
Is all that I can afford for now

In a week
It started getting hard to speak
Hold the tongue and turn the cheek
No longer actions optional
Then the blind
Fell across the part of mind
That made the only love I'd find
Forever silent, cynical

It appears
That the skills I used for years
Are somehow lost between these ears
Like a diamond in the rough
Please confide
If there's no cure you haven't tried
Bring my sister to my side
And I'll see Gershwin soon enough


from Zoonotic, released April 5, 2017



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