nausea and vertigo, caused by watching
water drip out of the downspout, snow
mixing with the rain.

tick tock and another day passes
and i know, i know, i know;
it's hard to talk with lips glued shut,

and i have been tarred and feathered,
stuck up on a goddamn crucifix

and i still don't think that if you opened your mouth
i would be able to talk back.