Bruiser

In a whispered voice and anxious language
Spoke as if someone else was near
A growl brought by white line fever
Your laugh turned to cackle
And humor was sick as the air
Oh you know of what I am speaking

Cause the cough that you had could have woken the dead
As the powder kept life in our bodies
Hourglass eyes coldly welcomed the sun
As we prayed for such sleep that never comes

I watched you poison yourself
Until blood soaked your lips, my dear
And over the years felt the gloom and decay
From marksman, to lion,
to corpse at the party
In such clever actions
we all have engaged
Glamorous liver failure
and collapsed veins
Some have asked me
Oh how could you throw it away
But I know
you’re just trying to make your way

I watched you poison yourself
Until blood soaked your lips, my dear
And over the years
felt the gloom and decay
From marksman, to lion,
to corpse at the party
In such clever actions
we all have engaged
Glamorous liver failure
and collapsed veins
Some have asked me
Oh how could you throw it away
But I know
you’re just trying to make your way

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