now I’m trying to hide how
hurt I am with more anger
trying to wrap my head around
the danger
of a broken syllogism
all family is forever
forever includes right now
right now there is no family
and it forms some kind of schism
oh, brother, where art thou?
what happened to this endless
loop of friendship we promised?
when did the rope fray
we told moms and uncles we’d
be beacons for coming home
sounding the call in the darkest
hours to lead the way
but when this track started to
skip we started to drift
and we pressed stop
just to satisfy the distance
and listen to the silence