Metastasized

So selfish, no limits, you grow

Piercing and gnawing our vulnerable moments

Rewind, replay, repeat. Anything. Just slow.

 

Each time your name is heard, it breaks all flow

Carefully, deliberately, we’re forced to take tokens

So selfish, no limits, you grow.

 

White curtains, tight sheets, IVs, the real blow

Already, it’s visible: the time you’ve stolen

Rewind, replay, repeat. Anything. Just slow.

 

Our throats with truth, tears begin to show

Atonements wash over, repair things broken

So selfish, no limits, you grow.

 

In Perpetuum we stitch together, as threads to sew

Rushing and watching: time becomes potent

Rewind, replay, repeat. Anything. Just slow.

 

We stare you down, no longer in woe

Love spreading farther than any lump swollen

So selfish, no limits, you grow

Rewind, replay, repeat. Anything. Just slow.

Janelle Tardiff '14