stars bloom in the darkness
their holy fire consumes us
let our names be forgotten, let our bones build the mountain
i will prepare an altar
my body has betrayed me
this is a place of unbecoming
where i undo the spell that made me
we don't ask for much
isn't it hard enough?
we don't settle down
i hold nothing now, there's nothing that i know
should i let myself fall? is there something below?
if there's another world then it's inside this world.
we will hold a space, a tender structure
made of breath and bones and flame
and all is change, and it moves through me
and we'll start over again and again and again
we invoke the names of restless spirits
we'll make sure that the hunt never ends
we invoke the names of the ones who held us
and we will rise up again and again and again
we invoke the names
we will rise up like water, wreck ships in our wake
we are strong beyond measure. our hearts will not break.
we are strong beyond measure. there are no mistakes.