I Can't

from Unnatural Objects and Their Humans (2017) by David Boring

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You said
You've tried
You just can't comprehend
What is
That thing
That we're trying to defend
I'm not
Surprised
If there's nothing we could mend
No one
Can decide
How is this going to end

It's in my hot blood
An angst that could flood
But drenched in wet mud
Suffocates a blooming bud

I can't I can't I can't I can't I can't I can't I can't do it anymore
I can't I can't I can't I can't I can't I can't All my limbs are worn and sore
I can't I can't I can't I can't I can't I can't I'm helpless after all
But I can't I can't I can't I can't I can't I can't I can’t I can’t

(You see it come / You see it go /
You see it bright, keen and unnatural /
You touch its body / You watch it grow /
Feeding on a collective ego /
A hint of light/ It starts to burst /
Wither loudly spitting out dirt /
You smile and walk away from things that
aren't seductive, or pretty, or perfect,
or shiny, or pleasant, or worthwhile)

It's nothing more than a stuff toy
With a smile that's so coy
It's not like you're trying to avoid
'Cause everything's been destroyed

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from Unnatural Objects and Their Humans (2017), released March 13, 2020

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