If I could forget to breathe

If I could forget to breathe, forget to breathe entirely
It’s happened down through history

And surely I could lose my head
Some night I could drink too much, and take it off and just forget

I will learn all languages, I will speak in every tongue
From highnesses to savages, to all beneath the sun

Someday I will paint the sky
I will build a ladder, make a roller, that can reach that high

And nothing that I do will pass
Everything I will, and make, and feel, and dream, and know—will last

I will rid the world of sorrow and stop all wars and pain
I will tell you of tomorrow as I rule the wind and rain

I can do it all it’s true
But only when I’ve done all that will I turn away from you
Only when I’ve done all that will I turn away from you

John Gorka

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