Mount Vesuvius

from Nuclear Winter by Justin de la Cruz

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cover us in ash from god’s cigarette,
floating from the heavens onto our heads.
we’ll become deep pockets in the earth,
for future scientists to research.

well i love your lines and you learned my songs by heart.
life is fit together from unintended parts.
god is all of everything you can see,
misery loves company loves society.

mount vesuvius is in our brains
melting cells with acid rain
mount vesuvius is in our hearts
it's boiling blood from the start

give us lasting love or set us free.
nothing much lives in between.
we photographed our entire lives,
but this last scene is all that will survive.

history is what they see in their world,
when we’re dug out and written about and spun around:
‘love conquers all — we even found it in the ground.’
we’re symbols for an age, but they don’t know our face.

mount vesuvius is in our heads
larger than life and cast in lead
mt. vesuvius is in our eyes
it's boiling blood by design


from Nuclear Winter, released July 5, 2018


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