Scrap Dogs

From "Has None Who Sees"

You can’t keep on shrugging off restraint

I scream at you from high up in a tree

Where your gaze dares go disgusts me

You scrap dog of lust gluttony

 

“Oh fuck off,” say you, down below me

Your feet up to ankles in mud

“What do you know of a woman?

What do you know of spilt blood?

I closed your door (while you slept)

I scrubbed the floor (before the morning came)”

 

That’s not an excuse for your wormhood

And I’ve spent time in darkness too

But I’ll just keep looking for beauty

And hope that in it I find truth

 

“How do you think you got up there?

Tossing names down to where you’ve not been?

Why do you think I’m still waiting

Here where man can’t escape from his sin?

I closed your door (while you slept)

I scrubbed the floor (before the morning came)

When you grow too big, boy, for your tree

You’ll have to come join me, and you’ll see

That beauty and virtue aren’t worth a penny here

And none who sees the evil has the strength to remain clear

Even you, boy…

Even you, boy.

We’re just scrap dogs

And you too, boy, once you fall.”

 

Oh just watch me, I’m coming down! (coming down, coming down)

Catch me, I’m coming down! (coming down, coming down)

Catch me, watch me, catch me, watch me, catch me watch me Oh!