A Star is Formed

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I went out last night and fired a .22 rifle
at the sky to celebrate
and see if I could make it past
all the light pollution in this state

it was a clear late summer sky and I was alone
but inside I could hear a heart beat
and knew that I would soon
have another soul to love and keep

I went out last night and fired a shot in the dark
and asked if I could sometime see you
ignoring all that passed
when the darker thoughts absorbed my mind

and then

a star was formed
swirling in the center of a cosmic storm
a child was born
screaming on the porch-steps of an August door.

the feeling has passed and and I am back inside
my fingers shaking, I lie down
avoiding contact with the mirror
my eyes trace on the ground

an hour goes by and I am so ashamed
I should be saying prayers for you
but waking seems so hard
when my daydream-self won't have to move

then the feeling has passed and thoughts turn back inside
I try and fail to explain
exactly what I meant
when I said "I owe you all this pain"

and then

a star was formed
swirling in the center of a cosmic storm
a child was born
screaming on the porch-steps of an August door.

a star was formed
swirling in the center of a cosmic storm
a child was born
screaming on the porch-steps of an August door.

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from A Star is Formed, released December 21, 2012

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Dark Globes Chicago, Illinois

William Neylon is born screaming hellfire in a Chicago hospital, Mayday 1987. Somewhere in a lavish greenroom across the country, Bob Dylan is pouring over the arrangement of "Shenandoah" that will eventually become a highlight of his least successful album of the decade. Michael Jackson ponders buying the Elephant Man's bones, and Nick Drake has been a ghost for 13 years. ... more

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