Speaking in Tongues (Audio)

Has your arrogance deafened?

I am in no need of company

Conversation will not save me

If I want to destroy myself I will

Even paper slippers are dangerous

In the clutch of my murderous hands

*

I watch your head bobbing

As if it had been mistaken

For an apple and you gesturing wildly

In an attempt to restore it unblemished

I wonder at the contents of your throat

If you are filled only with water

And simmering exiguous anecdotes

*

I don’t believe you’ve ever spoken to me

Not as you are beneath your false face

The stories don’t even belong to you

So how could they possibly comfort me?

If I could talk away my pain

I would have done it by now

I talk quite a lot you see

Sometimes I even remove the censor

The mendacious proof of my sanity

And let my words scatter as wreckage

To hell with common sense

I am too poor to rely on pleasantries

Too poor and too tired to remember

Which way is up and which way is down

*

I am an eccentric

But I don’t, as you might imagine,

Do anything particular unusual

I have my tea the same as anyone

It’s all very civilized except that I don’t sip

No, I gulp it all down letting it burn the skin

Off my pink tongue, the one that deceives

You know the tongue I speak of

The one that is hollow at its core

The one which prophecies doom

The one that promised I’d be dead soon

It does have a flair for the dramatic

I keep it sealed in brine now, like a pickle

*

I’ve a new tongue these days

I borrowed it from an old shoe

It doesn’t recognize my voice

Lodged there behind my teeth

Jabbering on and on

About who knows what

What a useless thing it is!

But it saves me the trouble

Of making small talk

And I hear that it can be

Quite entertaining at times

*

I have no use for secrets

Secrets are just lies

Laid out in pine boxes

Corpses, these lies will

Infect me with their brain hunger

With their stumbling vacancies

I would rather be crazy

Than a Zombie

If I’m crazy at least

I can stay indoors

*

Audio (read by me)

http://vocaroo.com/i/s0dgxXJy415G

On another note I have published my first book which you can check out here

Advertisements

13 thoughts on “Speaking in Tongues (Audio)

Speak your Mystery

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s