Ben Lear - Lillian





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Published on Feb 9, 2012

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Lillian, how do you fall asleep so easily?
I want to know how do you close your eyes and uncurl your toes?

Where do you go when I speak and its clear that you aren't listening?
You've drifted off, far from me. All I've lost I've lost to the sea.

Lillian, are you aware there's an island of plastic
At sea somewhere?
All we've forgot, all we've misplaced has gathered there
As the waves cover up their trace.

I lost my keys, I lost my phone, I lost a hold of all I used to own.
Lillian, while you dream, could you keep the sun from rising?

Let me begin. Just tell me when and I will dive right in and start swimming.
With fins and a mask, with air on my back and with the map that I drew when I lost you too.

To the great pacific trash
To the oceanic garbage patch.

All I care about's there and the water's dulling its shape.
There's the wake that you made when the current took you away.

Lil, I hope you hear this. Even sleep can't keep you fearless.

I need you to come through for me on the other side.
Tie with strings the lost things so they're ready when I arrive to travel through the divide and come out alive.

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