skirt, the divide

from Under the Microscope by Lily Schaffer


it takes a village to build the nerve
falling rocks and a learning curve
when what you desire and what you deserve
have no intersection
left the womb with my skull intact
married into a cul de sac
filling the void with a nick or knack
for a lot of misdirection

what good's a rite
without sacrifice
you only live once
well, you, maybe twice
I skirt the divide of our separate lives
our separate lives

what good's a life
without sacrifice?


from Under the Microscope, released June 21, 2013


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Lily Schaffer Washington, D.C.

Lemonade is my only studio album. Dead Receiver is my favorite album. Under the Microscope is a concept album about Nobel Prize winning chemist Fritz Haber. Go Fish is somewhere in between. was my alternate persona years and years ago ... more

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