Heart Does Not Want

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The heart wants what it wants says the spine of desire
But just behind the title page my ego is the supplier
Of yearn and churn and burn for more or greener grass
After the rooster’s curtain call waxing in the glowing gas

Give it all you got, not for naught
Stand up and reach out for beauty and truth and not an ounce less
Give it all you got, we cannot
Hold out for hope if we will not concede the heart does not want

And it’s awkward and it’s strange like another mother tongue
Neither better than nor worse the air in someone else’s lungs
Forever is too long so let’s focus here and now
Just surrender your defenses they were useless anyhow

Give it all you got without a thought
Stand up and reach out for beauty and truth and not an ounce less
Give it all you got, we cannot
Hold out for hope if we will not concede the heart does not want

No, it sounded just as strange to me
Yes, I hear you loud and clear
Let go, when everything else has failed
Come on, you don’t need your bullets here

Give it all you got and that’s a lot


 - May 2016 -