i want a name when i lose

I learned to work the saxophone
I play just what I feel
Drink Scotch whiskey all night long
And die behind the wheel
They got a name for the winners in the world
I want a name when I lose
They call Alabama the Crimson Tide
Call me Deacon Blues

Donald Jay Fagen, Walter Carl Becker


is an antiquated term
you name it
but beyond that
it is simply incorrect

implies that I have lost
my “womanly qualities"
but I did not have these things to lose
they never existed in me
and they are not womanly

is not indicative of MY womanly qualities
and so much more in my own identity
womanhood is not flowery
it is work and it is beauty and it is wisdom

does not do justice to my
to my choice
or to my body
to my decision to have sex

he did not take my virginity
and I did not lose it
I simply shed it
by my own design



a forgetting digs deep
hungry wishes a whisper
hollowed out

i am a reaching
that spasms

we hide armies behind our smiles
we bury our wounded in laughter
bleeding out

                           a sky coloured with
broken crayon in shades Crayola
never marketed I keep finding
that I have more to lose

they say that war is hell
but the war no one sees
is the worst one


Even though the two of them already knew what they truly wanted to obtain.

Jakuzure: What’s wrong, Doggie?

Inumuta: Huh? What?
J: What happened?
I: Nothing, why?

J: You’re acting a little strange today

I: Strange?
J: Like, you’re more aggressive today, or something?

J: Ooh, did the doggie go into heat? Or is he frustrated?
I: Get to the point, Jakuzure. What are you trying to say?

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  • My soul will have to wait
  • Light me up a cigarette
  • I would take it if I could.
  • I’m not high on booze
  • Said I’m gonna play with myself
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  • I gave her all that I had to give
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  • All the people in the dance will agree
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  • Damn I shouldn’t start that talk,
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  • What is this shit on my face?
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