Pearl Rhein - Dear Miranda

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DEAR MIRANDA

You do not know me, that was my choice.
I sent you away to save you, I swear.
Save you from angry words and angry voices
From who you might have been here,
Dear Miranda.

This will surprise you, I know
I couldn’t do much, but I did what I could.
You thought me gone, and you were wrong and not wrong
I wanted you to be good,
Dear Miranda.
Dear Miranda.

I’ll never make god on this debt.
I didn’t know what else to do.
I’ve spent so long between forget and regret,
All that remains now is you.
Dear Miranda.
Dear Miranda.

It’s not a nice place, the world.
It’s amazing and it’s vast,
But it’s not a nice place, this world.
Nice is far too much to ask.
It’s like someone said to someone once, how nothing gold can last.

You were a good thing, my girl,
You were good and you were new.
But any good thing, my girl,
Has no place inside their zoo.
They will find whatever’s good and they will tear it out of you.

I couldn’t keep you, I swear,
Keep you safe from any harm.
I had to send you, my dear,
To those rude and frigid nuns.
For as long as any asshole can just buy a fucking gun,
This world is not a nice place for anyone.

I don’t know if you are angry,
But if you’re like me, you’re angry.
(Hope you’re not like me,
and if you are, I’m sorry.)

I thought things would get better,
Or that you would make them better.
Better is a promise that was broken, oh my
dear Miranda.

I’ll never make god on this debt.
I didn’t know what else to do.
I’ve spent so long between forget and regret,
All that remains now is you.
Dear Miranda.
Dear Miranda.

And you’re the one they’ll turn to now.
You may not know what you can do.
You are the strong one, and you’ll find it somehow.
All that remains now is you.

Please take care of what’s left of our family

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from GEEK LOVE by Katherine Dunn, released July 14, 2016

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The Bushwick Book Club Brooklyn, New York

We started in January 2009 playing songs written in response to Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions. We haven't stopped since. We've written & performed songs inspired by everything from "On The Origin of Species" to Dr. Seuss to Raymond Carver. There are BBCs popping up nationwide now. Bushwick Book Club Seattle started in 2010 & is run by Geoff Larson. Our nerdy dare-devilry knows no bounds. ... more

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