You & I
Lay me down tonight in the ocean
Sometimes love is not enough.
But I don’t think about that now.
I can hear sirens. American dream.
Ready for another lie?
White lightning, white palms, white lines.
Shining like gun metal, cold and unsure.
You like your girls insane.
And a little party never hurt no one.
Take Jesus off the dashboard,
Hand on the back of my neck.
We made it out to the other side.
Drunk and I am seeing stars,
Every time I close my eyes.
In my dreams tonight,
We were born to die.
*Cento made entirely from Lana Del Rey lyrics: Born to Die, Yayo, Off to the Races, Video Games, Diet Mountain Dew, National Anthem, Dark Paradise, Carmen, West Coast, Brooklyn Baby, Florida Kilos, Art Deco, Ultraviolence, Carmen, Cola
Taylor Risinger is a poet from West Virginia. Currently in his first year at West Virginia Wesleyan College’s low residency MFA program. He aspires to teach poetry later in life so to help those find the words inside them as his professors did for him.