Frost

from by Ben Meyerson

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Frost

One day you’ll move on down
the line and you won’t leave a trace –
I’ll talk to ghosts in dust you’ve scuffed
and gouge the hills to form your face.
You’ll stretch the lakes around your waist
and tell me I’m not good enough:
I won’t let you fill me up –
I don’t talk so much these days.

Autumn will reach and drag you down,
its steepled hands will pull you in –
you’ll beg to drink the rain,
the trees will molt you from their skin.
You’ll crawl back to me shivering
and if your fever does not wane,
you won’t be green again
and fragrant rot will wear you thin.


[Chorus]
You won’t age rooted to my door, I know –
you’ll stay here to wait out the cold.
You’ve been awake – you won’t sleep here anymore,
though you deny you’re dying slow.
I’ll drag you to your hallowed plain on pleated cloth;
though the damp will claim you I will stave it off.


One day you’ll make your home
in nets that sway from swollen ships –
the gulls will hear your call
and pluck the skin off from your lips.
They’ll perch upon your fingertips
and chatter with you when it squalls –
but you won’t smile at all:
each dawn will flay you into strips.

Autumn will come and fill your bones –
you’ll forage for your food alone
and tangle me, my livid flesh
reddened where it feels the cold.
You’ll go out walking on your own
and stay out till the dawn comes fresh,
then limp off to your rest,
bearing dreams like weighted stones.


[Chorus]
You won’t age rooted to my door, I know –
you’ll stay here to wait out the cold.
You’ve been awake – you won’t sleep here anymore,
though you deny you’re dying slow.
I’ll drag you to your hallowed plain on pleated cloth;
though the damp will claim you I will stave it off.

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

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Ben Meyerson Toronto, Ontario

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 benmeyersonmusic@gmail.com. He'd love to hear from you. ... more

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