i play connect the dots with your beauty marks
and i ended up with picture perfect sheet music.
i read your musical notes with a composer's eyes
and heard our song for the first time, and my spine is still tingling.
mental images of your fine tune is what i've been nodding my head to lately,
and every now and then you can catch me humming your nudity under my heavy breath.
i heavily suggest you ressurect your ancient neglected dust collector
if you distrust the dissonance in my seldom plucked heart strings.

shit's stripped before your full length,
perform your reflection backwards.
maybe then you'll understand the rhythm in my movement.
listen when the news is sent. extend when the rules are bent.
i'll be waiting to take your lead, make me a victim of your two-step.
make me an apprentice of your body parts.
teach me to dance to your beauty marks.
i'm steppin' on toes here and i don't care.
it's hopeless, it's hopeless. it's hopelessness.
it's hopelessness holding this openness to blow a kiss so close your lips,
but don't get pissed and throw a fist at this vocalist.
i'm not emotionless, in fact i broke my wrist when i wrote the list of all those i miss.
it's my poker face!


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    General CommentIntense...that's about the only word for this freestyle rap of his. The sheer strength he puts into the intonation and inflection of the rhymes really shows he's not just a "rapper", he's a true poet too. Rock on.
    JabbaHutt444on November 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSIT stripped before your full length...
    he's telling her to sit infront of a mirror naked and examine her reflection to understand how he feels about her

    this poem ends with:
    THIS is my poker face
    Mr Feel Nothing.
    negatyveon February 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is by far my favorite track on Personal Journals. His syntax is phenomenal and the cadence with which he says "Maybe then you'll understand the rhythm in my movement/Listen when the news is sent" is really excellent.
    airtankon July 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentnice one negatyne i like your theory
    phenomenon2006on September 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI second negatyve's comment.


    Sage is pure talent.
    breakdowngasmon September 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAmazing, pure emotion.
    digs0795on October 30, 2014   Link

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