By The Riverside

In the dream

I’m drowning

in the Euphrates

sinking,

can’t swim

see myself hanging

from a limb

swinging in the wind

by the riverside

nowhere to run

cant hide

tried swimming

but stuck just beneath

the surface

and just as I resurface

I’m hanging from a limb

swinging in the wind

by the riverside

watching myself splashing

in the water

want to throw myself

this rope

but its tied too tight

and I can’t breathe

and I’m too tired

to fight

and I wake up

and its just past midnight

and Uncle Sam’s wrong

but I’m not right

and by the rivers of Babylon

I lost sight

of God

and an atheist crawled

out of a foxhole

and I got to go to college

but it cost me my soul

and it cost me my sanity

and it cost me my sleep

and the rivers too wide

and I’m in too deep

and I’m drowning

and I see a lifeless body

hanging from a limb

swinging in the wind

by the riverside.

About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel.
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