When I was about to take off,
and had turned in the keys to the old place,
you sat me down on tattered carpet
and you looked me straight in the face,
and told me that all of the greatest artists
are in constant conflict with their surroundings.
That if Hemingway, or Kurt Cobain,
or Sylvia Plath hadn't been floundering,
it just couldn't have been the same.

When I was about to break off
from cowtowns and the cracking pavement,
I sat you down on tattered carpet
and said, "Audrey, have you heard of displacement?
Because the more my cup, it overflows,
the more just pools up in my basement."
And that if I am not satisfied,
if I am wet and heavy,
I can never get it steady. I can never.
And when I drive around this town,
I'm sure now more than ever that I'm ready.


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