The Best Years of Our Lives


Here is a Sin Eater
March 21, 2010, 3:13 pm
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February 3, 2010

This is not sin eater’s lament
But you may think so
I am a sin eater
So you can be beautiful

I walk these streets and where these clothes and eat these foods
So you can be clean

This not a sin eater’s song
But you may think so
I am a sin eater
So you can be at peace
I live in this place and work this job and live alone
So you can be free

This is not a sin eater’s psalm
But you may think so
I am a sin eater
So you can be loved
I am impure and I am grotesque and I am unhealthy
So you can live

This not a sin eater’s cry
Even if you think so
I am a sin eater
Look at me
When I turn to you tell me what I want to hear
Do they gods pray to us
For forgiveness
For their failings
For their fatal flaws

If they do
Will you join me
And eat their sin?

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