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    The Isolate


    From the box of bright lights

    So white its angels blind

    Somewhere in the abyss

    Of an isolated mind


    A pox on war and envy

    Blessings to hate and fear

    Whether or not you see him

    The isolate is here


    God wastes those sorry sinners

    Just shadows of the world

    They die out and leave nothing

    But a tapestry unfurled


    There’s a monster in these mirrors

    He was right here he was

    A mirror tries to let us see ourselves

    But never, ever does


    I’ve spent some time talking to

    The pictures on these walls

    And then the paint, then bricks, then foundations

    Until there’s nothing there at all


    I’m fishing for reflections that

    Die when I cast stones

    I’m waiting for the rippling man

    To leave me all alone


    The isolate in the cell

    Created by his mind

    Who escapes and falls to hell

    Where no demons can he find


    The isolate hears rhythmic patterns

    Falling slightly offbeat

    Its subtlety is terrifying

    It my soul has defeat


    I need food, so I’m hunting

    The shadow of our death

    Every time I take a bite

    It takes away my breath


    I’ve been left deaf, dumb, and lame

    Also blinded by their lies

    I feel stabs of freezing needles

    Buttoning up my eyes


    I smell rotten eggs and plastic

    Burning like my heart

    I taste blood rushing out my throat

    Before I can get smart


    With ideals to become rich

    I play a dirty game

    I waste my life and death gambling

    For infamy or fame


    Just a flash of the hands

    And a quick flash of the blade

    I rip out from his chest

    Not a heart but a spade


    I’ve wasted all my money now

    This everlasting light

    Seems to become dim

    In the canvas of the night


    From a dirty mirror stares back

    The isolate, suicidal

    He’s gotten all his love know

    He is the people’s idol

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