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spawning
OCTOGENARIAN

it feels like all of America has passed out onto a pile of their anti-anxiety pills
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it's like half the country has had a complete nervous breakdown
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bodies shaking furiously in front of that picture they put up on their cubicle walls
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because their girlfriends looked like Megan Fox that day
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or clutching their forever sad hearts and falling over onto a manhole cover
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I can see why our caffeine intake is so high
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with the demands we think we're putting on ourselves
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as for me, I may have the energy now to get where I'm supposed to go
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I just never really know where I'm going
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sometimes I think of myself as a salmon
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who jumps out of his upstream odyssey
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and flops on a nearby boulder
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it's then I can feel the sun
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its rays seem somewhere between a distant memory
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and the way I always believed things should be
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though I never cognitively thought that before
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on this rock with my fins thrashing
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I think it only feels like I'm going to die here
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because I was swimming for so long
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12 Apr 12


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