sleeping on hardwood floors
to avoid familiar scents
sketching dreams for a sign
that anything holds meaning

[routine regret relapse]
I shoved my fist down my throat
[routine regret relapse]
force fed myself false hope
[routine regret relapse]
my stomach rejected the sight of it
[routine regret relapse]
I threw up blood but refuse to quit

I'm obsessed with a reoccurring dream
the one in which you slaughter me
that hubristic smirk on your face
leaves me wanting more, needing more
if I am but a pawn in this game
I'm honorably bestowed that fate
consider me an unyielding slave
I'm yours forever, my Liege


from Lizards Have Personalities, released July 29, 2014



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