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written by Kathryn Rose Arrants


I am brave and I am small, I am nothing I am all
Words are squirming out of reach encircle me in panic’s leash
The burning flesh, the hollow bone, the bird I am, the empty home

I have nothing to give. I have far to go. I have long to stay
I am living though, creatures in my mind, voices tell me so
In the sky so blind they are waiting

I am safe and I am strong, the ground is laid, the blade is drawn
The path is paved and I’ve begun to follow past my sorrow’s song
I weave my hands, I braid my heart, the broken smile, the faulty start
And this is real and this is mine, I am here and it is time

I am a twisted tree, worried for the leaves, torn and full of holes
I am growing though, this is just a page, this is just a phase
Everything will change everything will change

I will give this everything I have. This is just another page that I am writing


from Excelsior!, track released June 11, 2015



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