Mother Mary

from by Chris Learned

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I watched a man who used to move mountains wither away to just skin and bone.
Grey took the place of fleshtone and vigor.
Settled itself. Made itself home.
Varying beeps & spikes on machines. 
Sterile white light & ceramic tile.
Losing control of all that he knows,
He wonders the halls with the mind of a child.

“I don’t know who I am anymore.”

Abandoned by love when he needed it most. 
The going got tough and they ran for the north.
He sat alone, and started to wonder ---
“What have I done to you that was so wrong?”
He drank himself into a fever.
A violent flare.A deep dark depression. 
He stood face to face with all of his fears and regrets
- With a bottle of Jack in his hand.

How could you go?
I dont know who you are anymore.

I am a saint, at least by comparing the actions I’ve taken to your cowards escape.
There’s more here at stake than just your consumption.
One day you’ll feel it when you’re dying alone.


from Battleground EP, released April 26, 2015



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