Mix Tape ’19

We send mixed messages through longing looks
across the light and dark side of the moon.
You see me smiling and laughing at your analysis
of Neo-Marxists music and my heart jumps excitedly
by your confusion toward my scratchy rendition
of raging against the machine.
A song for the deaf is a song for those willing to listen
to the bantering arguments between two people connecting
to the tune a revolution, but hold opposite opinions
on how to revolt against enslavement by a repressive institution.
A gaggle of giggles on sarcastic parodies of contemporary music
as we get high on sweet dreams floating on the sound of silence.
However, you always become comfortably numb
when the conversation turns from crushing the world
between us and speaking about getting closer to heaven.

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