Michio's Death Drive

Minus the Bear

Feel the earth under your feet
and walk, foot follows foot,
into the sea.

Watch your step, read the sign

Learn to swim or learn to sink
or stand with ocean to your neck and
sunken feet.

Watch your step, read the sign

You're the mask on my face
at the masquerade,
painted black.
You can take a place at our table,
if they even let you in.

Feel the earth and dig it up,
put yourself in the hole.
When the tide comes in
you'll never feel anything again.

You know how a finger folds,
and you know what you need to breathe.
Our hands catch on everything
when we're not asleep.
I drive too fast at night
because accidents happen to other men
and not to me.

Walk into the sea.