Zero Visibility

Settling in here for the long haul

Can’t hide forever is what they say

In with the wind, out with a bang

Meanwhile nothing has changed

 

With each word slowly uttered

A storm brews in her eyes

A missed shot at the buzzard

Time, whether wasted

Or well-spent, is still time

 

We are not brave, we are not wise

We stand at the end of the longest lines

But we stand here all together

We have been damned, we have survived

We came back to homes we don’t recognize

But we return here all together

 

Moments of clarity here are short-lived

Bled through the bandages again

When is a lie no longer white

But black as a day without sun

 

Passed out in a gutter

Woke up in your arms

Nursed back and recovered

The same touch that heals me

Left a scar

 

We are not brave, we are not wise

We stand at the end of the longest lines

But we stand here all together

We have been damned, we have survived

We came back to homes we don’t recognize

But we return here all together

 

And the world works in ways that I never have claimed to know

We got out in front of the weather but it followed

The view from here isn’t better but it’s all we know

It’s all we know

 

We are not brave, we are not wise

We stand at the edge of the border lines

But we stand here all together

We have been damned, we have survived

Who we've become you won’t recognize

But we became them all together

All together