Stiff lips and Stuttering by Steven Thomas


stiff lips and stuttering

fine care and thank you please
done well yet incomplete
give take and rescue me

stiff lips and stuttering

posted on the bedroom wall
silently dreaming
down the dorm room hall
not fine until the evening
wakes you
in your mind
you tighten down the screws
in your head
but that doesn’t stop the misery
instead you
go on whispering to yourself

good hair and a thankful tease
ignites into flat nothing
ending up un-appeasingly
hard lips of black and red
tacked up on the wall
in the academy of see and saws
still she’s on your mind
you still care, and fine
and thank you please
well done yet incomplete
give take and rescue me
you learn about your past and
unsaid apologies
the fine, cares and thank you please
that was you and me

and in the settling of a dream
of what once was and
now it seems
what will be forever
in the corner of my life
you will come into the night
like a hundred movies I have seen
and I will always react
just the same
with the same
stiff lips and stuttering

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