Down all these streets, in all these cars,
we’re safe enough from sticks and stones.
Although none of it feels like it’s really ours,
just so much steel and skin and bones
I’ve wandered through a city,
where streetlights have eclipsed the stars.
Nothing I touch connects with me,
just empty streets and passing cars
Children draw their futures bright.
on plastic tables, soon outgrown.
the use for hope not yet in sight,
still content with sticks and stones.
We never became what we wanted to be.
We stopped too long, comparing scars.
We never saw what we needed to see,
just had a dream, that wasn’t ours.
Tomorrow, all the lights will change
and we’ll repeat what we’ve always known.
But tonight the world is large and strange
A maze of steel and skin and bones