Rick said that people drown in water like this
And then took the first leap in.
The sheet metal roof set fire to our bare feet.
The quarry looked me in the eye and called out to me.
There's only one way down.
I'm scared to death there'll be no one around when
I finally breach the surface on my way up.
Summer swallowed everything in a single gulp.
Who's to say what's lurking in the deep?
The faces of the people that memory can't keep.
Fury flames up inside against still life.
I'm not sticking around. I'm not staying up another night.
Boring stories left to die on tentative tongues and bashful eyes.
You said someone should break my legs
And I'd write about it.
Broadcast apology letters to the streets surrounding home.
All you faces float. But I can't dwell on that anymore.