That's What It Takes, Dear
 
life's been cold
so, I've grown a concrete coat
that's what it takes
life's been choked
so, I broke three thousand throats
that's what it takes, dear
 
half-sound, half-drowned
the only movement's t'ward ground
but birth's in earthen dirt
domine fimus
that's what it takes
you feel a low flame memory
summer long ago
astride, you glide and cry
open faced,
open...that's what it takes, dear
 
i don't want your ah-ah-ah-ah arms
i don't need your march for the dead of heart
i don't want your hug of war
i don't need your...i
 don't need you