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You came here grinning,
like a gash in clay.

You awoke in morning’s throat:
the rivers choked and you were broke –
you scraped a sky from blushing oak,
drew squatting woodlands stroke by stroke.

You landed like lightning,
frayed from flight and smog

Forehead warm, your palette torn,
you came alone all bruised from home,
you found a perch of brown-flecked stone
and huddled small against the storm.

Opened bare to sallow air,
the caves that hold you swallow me,
and in gaunt prose, those circus throes
that wrack you seek to hollow me:
they’ll fell you worn like sodden corn,
so when I go, don’t follow me.

You courted silence,
like a noble in lace.

Transfixed by sand, you tore the land,
and no command could stay your hand,
no law you’d ever understand –
the hills loomed larger as you ran.

You shrunk into new bodies,
like a shadow playing dead.

You willed the fields to birth their yield;
you chained your zeal, its sins all sealed,
you bore the dead out on their shields;
you shored the cities till they healed.

A spring long dead now dusts your head
with soil and you won’t call to me –
like a thief drawn awaiting dawn,
I yearn for your awakening.
They’ll fell you worn like sodden corn,
so when I go, don’t follow me.


from Euhemerism EP, released June 29, 2016
Guitar: Ben Meyerson
Vocals: Ben Meyerson



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Ben Meyerson is a poet and musician who currently resides in Toronto, Canada. You can find more of his work on his website, which he treats as a hub for his creative projects so that words and music can come together more effectively. He can be contacted at He'd love to hear from you. ... more

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