For Josie

“For Josie”

“For Josie,” released on At Night, 2016.

this is the burning
in my sides and my lungs
and my legs
this is the dryness in my throat
no breath coming through
this is for you
this is for Josie
this is the running for the runner who can’t run
this is for Josie
this is the sprint of my lifetime
on a quarter mile track
this is for Josie
all of this is endured for her
this is my breath coming in short gasps
and spasms
but I know i can’t give up
oh give up now
and as i lay there
on the ground
with the echoes all around
ears don’t register the sound
i thought to myself:
chorus x2

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