Jump Ship

I stepped out of the world –

Just for a while.

I needed some space,

To see how the land lies.

 

So I jumped ship,

But I did not go overboard.

Mitchell was right,

You feel like swearing at the Lords.

 

I stepped out of the world –

Just for a while.

Broke bread with the Dustmen,

Sometime when it was light.

 

Holden, you had a phrase,

That makes a man out of a kid.

It kills me.

Goddammit, it did.

 

I stepped out of the world –

Really, just for a while,

And when I touched down,

You did more wrong than right.

 

It seems when I jumped ship,

It was you who went overboard,

“Trampling on the vintage,

Where the grapes of wrath are stored.”

 

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