“Speak Poet speak!” Tell us something Say it all for us since we won’t say nothin Here! We built you a pedestal Stand on it Take it! Take it! Though you didn’t ask for it Be our muse Our stringless puppet You move boulders with substance We shrug our shoulders, say fuck it… With you we’re infatuated But call it love Right now we’re impressed But later we’ll judge And glare Judge you for acting like you’re so high up Forgetting we put you there You denied our pedestal but we insisted and begged Until the day we can’t reach you So we start chopping at the legs… Hoping you fall Greatness and all Bleed like the rest of us Cry and die in a ball So down you come Twirling, whirling, and scared No wait! You are twirling and whirling and dancing in air! And when you hit the asphalt you neither cried nor bled We huddled over you and wept As we ourselves bled Our envy, jealousy, and dumb-ass-ness made us sick and unwell in the head Oh Poet Oh Poet Oh Poet Oh Poet As we looked down at “you” In your face we saw all of our faces Only then could we tell We hadn’t killed you We had only killed ourselves…

“Speak Poet speak!”

Tell us something
Say it all for us since we won’t say nothin

Here!

We built you a pedestal
Stand on it

Take it! Take it!
Though you didn’t ask for it

Be our muse
Our stringless puppet

You move boulders with substance
We shrug our shoulders, say fuck it…

With you we’re infatuated
But call it love

Right now we’re impressed
But later we’ll judge

And glare
Judge you for acting like you’re so high up
Forgetting we put you there

You denied our pedestal but we insisted and begged
Until the day we can’t reach you
So we start chopping at the legs…

Hoping you fall
Greatness and all

Bleed like the rest of us
Cry and die in a ball

So down you come

Twirling, whirling, and scared

No wait!

You are twirling and whirling and dancing in air!

And when you hit the asphalt you neither cried nor bled

We huddled over you and wept
As we ourselves bled

Our envy, jealousy, and dumb-ass-ness made us sick and unwell in the head

Oh Poet
Oh Poet
Oh Poet
Oh Poet

As we looked down at “you”
In your face we saw all of our faces

Only then could we tell
We hadn’t killed you

We had only killed ourselves…