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HUMAN SEA

Moving through the busy square, I happened just to see him there.

A mild, little fish in suit and tie.

Wire rims and thinning hair. He didn’t seem to have a care,

Strolling with umbrella and a smile.

 

I watched the way he caught her eye. Asked politely for the time.

Took her hand and thanked her, so sincere.

She was swallowed by the throng. He watched her until she was gone.

If only he’d glanced up to see me here.

 

I have the same eyes. Just like his. So dead and black.

The same demon red that runs through me.

And those fingers, craving endlessly.

Reaching out for the human sea.

 

He stayed behind so carefully. Far enough so she didn’t see. 

And I stayed several paces down from him.

I knew what he was waiting for; that electric moment where he’d catch her for an instant in the dim.

 

Finally she turned a corner. Instantly, he was upon her.

Covering her mouth before she screamed.

I put my blade up to his throat. Pulled back hard and watched it flow.

Tipped my hat to her and made my way back to human sea.

 

I have the same eyes. Just like his. So dead and black.

The same demon red that runs through me.

And those fingers, craving endlessly.

And those fingers, craving endlessly.

Reaching out for the human sea. 

 

 

Jim Walker - Bass, Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion, Sequencing, Lead Vx, BG Vx