if you have forgiving friends: be humble, be thankful
as you turn to 'categorically violent' from 'a bit of a handful'
please don't join the dying breed marked 'alpha male'
it goes from a pint at the pub to a cold night in jail
a freeway got driven through the pasture
we grimace at the morning after
we'll all be crushed beneath the tide that you hide behind your teeth
waking up mummified in receipts from the bar
we were awkward children and that's a rough place to start
it doesn't have to be this way: your soul's still so beautiful
there's blood on your shirt - but you were so liked at school!
your mission, should you choose to accept it
is to get blind drunk and pray you get intercepted
you've come home with blood on your shirt again
you've come home.
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