I'm out on the edge of town

from by peter j hochstedler

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I'm out on the edge of town
it's where I feel it most--
the life in my limbs
the glory of my ghost

I left behind
almost all of my kind
will I cut the cord?
will I watch you die?

do you talk to jesus?
does he make you smile?
does he call you on the phone?
does he call you his child?

my sister is a mother now
my brother is a priest
but I ain't looking for a family
or a god to give me peace

I made my line
I cut it into the membrane
and it tells my feet where to wander
and it gives my heart all it needs

do you talk to the devil?
he isn't real you know
he's just a shadow that you cast
in the good lord's glow

I'm out here in orbit
at the edge of a worldly sphere
I don't know if forgiveness
can reach me out here

I've been unkind
but I ain't never been untrue
I wield my tongue like the weapon you made me
but I wouldn't lie to you

do you talk to mary?
tell her hi from me
I used to need her love
now I don't need anything

have you heard from joseph?
no, he ain't really around
I mean, I know he did his best and all
but he was clumsy as a clown

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from no hard rain, released April 5, 2017

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