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Bug Out Kit

from Gormful In Maya by Ford Pier

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lyrics

At last the day I always feared would come has come
and come like an avenging gale
And all that preparation, all that doubting it was needed will be called to account
should I succeed or fail
Ah well, sue me if there’s something crucial that I’ve overlooked,
okay, then just believe me, this is new to me
Disconnecting my connections
Detaching from attachments
Refusing to be tied down, be bound by the ties that bind me
I’ll change my numbers and my passcodes and my hours and
Change my name and change my face and leave no trace behind me


But how could I who’ve shown such strict attention to detail in planning my withdrawal
have allowed myself to be unhorsed by something so bush-league?
To be so sloppy as to need to go at all - close call

Truly: can I trust myself to summon the resolve that it’ll take to turn away when that brightness bears down to blind me?
I think so
I think I can go dark, I can go deep, and I can go low
I think
And I can change my colour, change my shape, and leave my pursuers bashing into each other in a cloud of ink behind me


You’ll see, oh there’s not much more to me than this
there’s less than you would think that you will miss, but
True enough, there will be things I’m gonna miss that to recall may bring a tear
And people that I wish I didn’t have to hurt
Bonanzas if certain debentures were to clear
Oh dear
Puny considerations like this are what got me in this mess that now I gotta put to rest
And do it fast and do it well and do it so no one can ever find me
And do it while I’m able
Leave it on the table
Just grab what I can carry
Before I hit a snag
Put it in a bag
Put it in a bindle
Hasten down the wind, I’ll hie myself away
Away across the water, through the woods, and up a hill
and toss the combs behind me

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from Gormful In Maya, released September 25, 2020

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Ford: v.t. to cross by wading (Webster)
Pier: n. a disappointed bridge (Joyce)

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