Welcome To the Jungle


United States
40° 46' 5.0016" N, 77° 50' 53.3868" W

Take a bite of the poison
It’s the fate that you’ve chosen

Eat it slow, swallow fast
Making each sensation last

Bittersweet tastes of heaven and hell
Take more; go on, you might as well

Consume the poison antidote
Each second after turns your body afloat

Hours going by of pure bliss
Never had something quite like this

Pulling my soul away from my body
By a radiating magnetic army

Every second I move is another chance
For the magnets to pull, for them to dance

My innocence they steal away from me
They tear my soul and won’t let it be

After too long I feel the fear
Creeps up through me like a ghostly spear

Hours go by, but the clock remains
Why won’t it move? Why won’t it change?

My memory fading after seconds of time
Taking away the bliss I thought was mine

Slurred drunken words as if I can’t speak
Laughing instead is what my vocals seek

My mind raining with confusion and pain
What was it I was looking to gain?

Drifting off back to a place I know
Where next will my mind go?

Consume the poison again someday?
The questions that leave my mind at replay

I like going up but hate coming down
Next time not so much, or else I may drown

If ever again I choose this road,
I know which turn I ought not to go

For now, I’ll brush off the poison’s sting
And just watch the tangled vines swing


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