The Garden, Laid Bare

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Their eyes peer through me like glass

Years I've wandered from place to solemn place

Born with a shape a different shade from all the rest

Wrought with the sands of a land so foreign

I was grown in a garden, tended by light and shadow

From my sides my arms emerged, withered

The soil carved my legs out, not strong enough to stand

Lastly the shadows fused to my frame

Not even vultures would take me now in need

A creature better left unseen

If they only saw, what would they see?

If they only saw, what would I see?

Would that I could return to my garden womb

To plant my feet, to the soil unsculpted again

And place these arms back in my sides

Let the soil submerge, my bones and skin dispersed, asleep again

I was grown in a garden, tended by light and shadow

From my sides my arms emerged, withered

The soil carved my legs out, not strong enough to stand

Lastly the shadows fused to my skin

Subdued by Gravity, fettered by its weeded hands
The sun has branded its taunting, deep into my scalloped neck
Fastened like a hanging noose, set out to bleed my lungs clean
I'll be swinging like a rotted tree, suspended from the vine's constricting web

Overgrown, my throat caressed by weeds
I grasp for the blades, but find only empty fists
So long unkept, this shriveled land
How long, O tender? Let not these bones rot
'Fore the dawn clothes the Earth

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from Waves, released May 29, 2013

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The Restitution Kansas City, Missouri

The Restitution is an ambitious progressive metal project from Kansas City, Missouri. Striving to stray from the norm of stringing together breakdown after breakdown, the band aims instead to create music that is intentionally cohesive and purposeful. Sonically, the band draws from an eclectic set of influences, drawing sounds from folk, jazz as well as electronic music. ... more

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