don’t go believing that here and now is how it’s gonna stay
(i been thinkin’ of another way, i been gettin’ rid of yesterday)
don’t go believing a hand that holds itself is a fist
(you’ve always been an optimist, remember you’ve always been an optimist)

Seeming — Someday Lily (The Birdwatcher’s Guide to Atrocity, 2020)

[photo: emily nejako]


and it’s breaking, it retreats and disbands
nothing more than clay to us
reality’s afraid of us
watch it go, giving up the ghost of a chance
darling, we are dangerous
reality’s afraid of us

Seeming — Reality is Afraid (The Birthwatcher’s Guide to Atrocity, 2020)


now i am out of the picture that was once worth a thousand words
where there once wept a thousand people, there now fly a thousand birds

(hurrah, hurrah, hurrah! hurrah, hurrah, hurrah!)

Seeming — Celebration Song (The Birdwatcher’s Guide to Atrocity, 2020)