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I Want to Be

from Culture of Self by Dan Jacob Wallace



i want to be something that you want to keep
hidden where everyone sees but only you can reach
like memories that rock like seas inside you
put up on pedestals of heart and bone
beneath your thrones they’ll find me

fantasies in frantic frenzies
rip me from limb to limb, then put me back again

i want to be what you see when you believe
everything you see in me but no one else can reach
like melodies an ancient grecian left us
then when the spacemen come with fine-tooth combs
in crumbled stone they’ll find me

sitting here the daydream saves me
from the mundanity of the monotony

then when the spacemen come with xiphoid tongues
in crumbled stone they’ll find me

quiet gazing may seem lazy
but lucid daydreams are what make the day a maze


from Culture of Self, released June 10, 2007


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