Marshmellow (evangelion_100) wrote in bleeding_words,
Marshmellow
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City (Ashes)

What is this monstrous, sprawling thing
that devours the earth?

here, where
dreamers dream
and dreamers die

lights come on
and lights go out
as the passengers
sway
away
while the dogs bark
at the moon
with angry remorse

liars lie
and liars wait
for another moment
to devour,
they subsist
off of
loneliness
and the black and white
world
that this
city
creates effortlessly
this place,
that we call
our
home

the blistering lights
break the many
and they dance
with their pain
unknowingly
through the days
and through the
nights
until their skin
wears thin
and the illusions
are wide-eyed

but still
nothing changes
nothing moves
though
the whores of abstraction
come back
to me
and ask for just a little bit
of mercy
just a momentary lapse of
memory
to save
their quivering hearts
just one second's
hesitation
before passing judgment

but mercy
was never something
to be given
by this beast
of concrete and metal,
ash and electric expansion.
impersonal madness
that leaves
its denizens
enchanted by
its cobweb wires
and dazed
by its quotidian tragedies

and takes
what you
never thought you could give,
what you never thought
you had

What is this monstrous, sprawling
thing
that devours the
earth,

What is this grotesque colossus,
this
sprawling, devouring
thing
that swallows
us
all?
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