Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man

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It must’ve been when my disk came out.
I was single then, lost and indifferent.
I strummed and sang some notes.
Words I forgot, melodies from long ago.
I concede: There are no repeats; time’s through composed.

Was Parmenides right this time?
Is it all one? What is is what’s done?
Am I the fool to think there’s change?
People will behave? People can be saved from themselves?
I concede: It’s all silly speak to believe.

Slowly, the days change.
I’m still paid the same but now I’m told I’ve gotta act my age.

So let’s go to dinner. I’ll try to forget her.
I’ve never been much of a drinker, but I figure, “when in Rome."

I’m told we all die alone. So it goes.
Hand me the comb I need to control the flow of my hair.
I used to not care. Now I’m scared.
I hide my insides behind the clothes I wear.
I’m a well-manicured beast, see?
And you’ll finally see the real me underneath the sheets where I can let go.

Slowly, the names change.
I mimic disinterest then beg for forgiveness the schema remains the same.

I see nothing I say has weight.
Like the contrails of planes, any change we make, dissipates, disintegrates and fades.
All we’re left with is today.

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from Cocktails in Purgatory, released September 9, 2014

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