Patriarch / Matriarch

from by Horses and Bayonets



these are my hands on the plough
can you see the sweat on my brow?
but my work here could never be finished

I sleep the lightest of all
that I might come when they call
these weak ones need my strength

you are not my own
blood of my blood
but I will love you all the same
no one else would

I tread most treacherous floods
I carry their bodies well above
this water cannot control them
not while I hold them

I grip this wheel so tight
that they may sleep through the night
I promise, some day we will arrive



from Safety vs. Shelter, released November 25, 2014



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