Poem: Can’t Be Lonely When Your Dead

(You know when things just hit you? And you have to get them down? And you’re not sure where you’re going? But you have to try it out? This is one of those moments. I don’t expect you to understand. Half the time I don’t.)

Triggers. Obviously. Death and life are both being drawn in. Same with loneliness. By the title alone.

But there’s more of them.

And I’m not picking them out right now.

Suffer with just the knowledge it isn’t rose colored life.

But it does match to the theme of love. You may be able to figure out how.

Can’t Be Lonely When You’re Dead

cant be lonely when your dead
stave off hunger
by refusing food
give up thirst
without a drink

only the end creates the means
that stands before
and inbetween
but dont defy those attempts
we’re standing still
and rushing in

death may be the only end
that comes no matter when
and youll be sad
as will I
because life has a cyclical path

but loneliness will end
the moment you can think of it
and when we stare at each other soon
i know
that world you’re in will devour you

cant be lonely
if youre dead

cant be free
unless youre mad

cant stand still
without a grove

cant be me
without you

butcher those words
and taste the music
and stare at sounds
while listening to food

i want to know
how this thing ends
when loneliness has me in its grip

but i cant be lonely when im dead
even if life begins again
and i wont deny that fate again
but wont it just happen

am i just this fool
who cant say what there is to do
when life is all i chose
and death brings with it new tunes

doubtful youll understand
i never met a more depressing man
but wont it be a chance and flavor try
to give in or dance on by

hey, hey, hey
im talking to you
the one who thinks the world isnt new
the one who stands and stares in time
for something
thats life

cant be lonely when your dead
living now is a different existence
and youll be surprised at the options left
for us within this persistence


I think this needs an audio/video recording of this. I have a youtube for Tod Leben. Persuade me.

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