the beautiful underbelly

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knock-knock on the window pane
my smoke break, the hour rang
my quiet roommate
sleeps the same
woke up when dinner came
the man’s no more than forty old
arrived scared two days ago
a family of earth and gold
but still nonetheless alone

I learned quick, knew what to say
then three angels walked my way
in Spanish tongue
they knelt to pray and said
“God keep him safe
from screaming voices”
they became my family
their hands are on my head
you know boy,
I can feel them breathing

they actually knelt down and prayed for me
they actually knelt down and prayed for me

– blue october


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