The Ugliness of Others

from by David Safran

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With an old friend at Danny’s Tavern.
I’m in my best unstable.
She says, “You look the same, man –
Though shorter and less faithful.”

And wine and trust and laughter:
At my age, a bother.
What I’m really after
Is the ugliness of others.

Oh my perfect lover
I’m happy that you’re home
In the ugliness of others
And not my own.

I’m by myself all day long;
I’ve become more settled.
Don’t need to climb out of the swamp,
Just bring it up a level.

I make love for tradition,
I don’t believe or wonder
For I see in all positions
The ugliness of others.

Oh my perfect lover
I’m happy that you’re home
In the ugliness of others
And not my own.

Life went by while I learned to
Turn out my share of shit.
Have I strayed from the Path of Virtue?
Or have I walked right into it?

So, this wild, panicked drunk
In fact just longs for daycare.
I worked hard to get off Planet Clunk.
I work harder now to stay there.

Oh my perfect lover
I’m happy that you’re home
In the ugliness of others
And not my own.

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from Delicate Parts, released May 22, 2012
David Safran / Anchorhold Music. ©2010

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