If I could tell the bell that tells
the sound that is your name
To quell the sound to which you’re bound
no fear I’d feel again;
No heads would turn in shy concern
to their idol’s token call;
To demons damned no minds would hand
their spongy flesh to maul.
To drown the hiss and be unbound
from this atonal chord
Would then untwist my mind and chest
from brambles of discord.
Our want is so that I’d unknow
the sound that is your name:
By God, I know, ‘till then I hold
no fear I’ll feel again.
released May 4, 2013