The Ultimate Sacrifice

That soil is now depleted
And worse than dangerous
It thirsts for fresh nutrition for its decaying roots
It sees its own reflection in the water and ignores the rippling waves
It imagines green leaves sprouting from its dust
It believes its own most vicious lies

The trees have fallen, died, and burned
They’ve buried themselves in sand
They’ve shed their skin
They’ve reduced themselves to splinters

Painting by Hobie Porter

The heavy clouds can’t bear to watch
Such shamelessness
And hide from each other in thundering disgust
With spidery ejaculations of light

Roots won’t hold in soil like this
Destitute of moisture
Begging for others to make the ultimate sacrifice
There is no deception like true belief

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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