The Zealot

from by Mrs. Skannotto



The Zealot doesn't know it
His disciples don't agree
They're all afraid to show it
But it's obvious to me

They meant to heed his warning
& let him lead the way
But it's difficult to follow
I'm sure that's what they'll say

There's a long way back by now
Or one way down

Now the spell is broken
& the jaded start to flee
Contrition goes unspoken
But it's all the same to me

The Zealot seems in mourning
He's tethered to the floor
A credence self-informing
needs obstinate support

Now I see it sober
I guess I've been set free
A choice to start it over
Or dive into the breach

Uncertainty's insipid
It's awkward & mundane
But here they go, back to bona fide
I think I'd rather stay

Way down


from Outlier, released April 1, 2014



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