- I Am Not Afraid

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November 12, 2015

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I am not afraid, he said, of the non-believer within me
No delight at the pain of my enemies no tears for any friends I have lost
You are not alone, I said
It is a trial to keep my belief suspended
I leave my violin unattended in a cab or a restaurant
And then when he started to sing
Nobody could've called them crazy
Open chord forever unchanging
Holy eternal drone.

I'll never have any children,
I'd bear them and eat them, my children.
I'm gonna change my body
in the light and the shadow of suspicion
I am no longer afraid
The truth doesn't terrify us, terrify us
My salvation is found in discipline, discipline

I haven't had a smoke in years but I will catch a drag if you are smoking
They told me to chew on a toothpick.
They told me to take a deep breath.
What is better is to punch a wall, to bin the boxes of your old love letters
to be impassive to the words that could save you,
to need to see the world as ash.

And I'll never have any children,
I would bear them and confuse them, my children
And I'm not at all afraid of changing
but I don't know what good it would do me.
I am no longer afraid.
The truth doesn't terrify us, terrify us
My salvation is found in discipline, discipline

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