Ordinary Essentials

We may have been young and stupid
We tried things this life
We survived to tell or hold our tongue

I only wanted good teeth

It was the kind of day that kissed
my adrenals, I was in love but didn’t
know, I forget his essential nature

Looking at altars I swim the undersea

Our art, how we breathe it
becomes our moment of forgiveness

Everything essential dies or disappears
Fear takes us out of our body

I waited forever to sing

They wrote a song with ordinary
words about an ordinary man
I could not stand to listen

The whole world cries each day
Let the bells ring