I Make Myself Sick


I make myself sick
When the will to keep going evaporates
I make myself lie
When the truth becomes unacceptable
I make myself quiet
When every sound is a call to arms
When every word is the tip of a blade
When every heartbeat is a betrayal
I make myself a hunted beast
With self-inflicted scars
I make myself a fairy tale
With wings but with no moral
I make myself old
When I confuse youth with age
And action with accomplishment
I make myself immortal
Then I curse the weight of time
Above it all
My light-hearted fairy princess
 Soars
I make myself something that isn’t me
When I forget I love you

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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