Metronome Arthritis

strike this match and let loose the
oven's breath
up the volume that flirts with the UHF

swipe the magnets on the audio tape
these arsons of grand arceny
keep running, keep running in place
achilles tendon severed from the race

quick to the throat in this ink
cartridge funeral
marble caps lock zip code affiliate
you got a run on your pharmaceuticals
you better change it before the night
grows old

set the temperature on delete
keep running, keep running in place
let's hit the neighborhood today

you got a run on your pharmaceuticals
you better change it before the night
grows old perscriptions filled
now cut your suit and tie cuticles
you cut your fingernails way too short

what if forensics finds the answers?
what if they stole my fingerprints?
where did I leave my book of matches?
we'll find you.