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from Schroedinger's Cat by Johnny High Ground

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It started innocently,
nothing but bliss before me,
but it got ugly in a hurry
and I got worried.
Not just a trophy
you were looking for,
but something more:
a still-life image
at no matter what the cost to me.

I never asked to be
a showpiece on your mantletop.
Now I can’t get up.
You’re pressing down,
trying to force a fit,
and I’m just trying to break free.

So stuff me tight
and sew me up,
my taxidermy love.
It’s not enough
to gild the cage
that locks me up,
my taxidermy love.
It’s not enough.

And now I’m frozen, finally.
This sawdust fill defines me,
screaming in silence in your prison
of childish visions.
You bind my arms back
to the breaking point,
and all the while, you smile,
not noticing
the tearing, rending, breaking bones.

I never asked to be
the highlight of your gallery.
Now I can’t break free.
So, are you happy
with your little prize?
These glassy eyes
look terrified, but
you glow with pride
for what you’ve done to me.


from Schroedinger's Cat, released June 11, 2000
written and performed by Joe Rybicki


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