Mud Stone Flowers (poem)

from by Carnaby Bennett

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It's easy to not let go. Holding on is simple. Thing is, when you don't let go, it's not just you that can't move on. Go home, let them sleep, let your attachment to what was fade so both of you can move on with your lives (or deaths, as the case may be).


Your cries rip and tear me
This rusty trap of yours
Ensnares me
I cannot budge; I fear I'd lose you
So I stick around...

I'm silent and my silence offends
No longer offering the wisdom on which you've come to depend
I'm so sorry love, but I can no longer assist…
But I will stick around.

Cowering, I see you
Floundering, I hear you
You quake, drown
Overthink, sink
Flail and fail and
Cry out

And you know full well why I don't answer.

You holler, yell
Grasp tight, beg, plead
And prostrate...

But you know full well that I can’t answer.

Six-packed, cold and bitter
So little to do but lay back as you witter
I stick around...

Once denigrated I'm degrading
Much like you with your emotional self-satiating
And, again, no, I cannot assist
But yeah, I will stick around,

With you knowing full well why I don't answer.

Cowering, you cry out
You holler and yell - I hear you
You overthink, sink, I stink
You prostrate, I rot
In this grave.

So yeah, you do know full well why I don't answer.

We've no future, you and I.
Go home.
Let me sleep
Among the mud, the stone, and the flowers.


from Low, released December 23, 2016
Written and performed by Carnaby Bennett

Sam D Grover - vocal
Paul West - production


tags: spoken word UK



Carnaby Bennett Kent, UK

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