in vitro lyrics – consider the thief

a fear forms i cannot name
pulsing in waves of sine,
in gaunt rooms, in pallid light
and flatlines

in faith i drank as from a spring,
yet a bane makes itself in me,
and thirsts for the very things
i despise

though by no choice of mine,
i see through my mother’s eyes.
i look to a newer world
with the sunrise

where birthrights endow;
not to burden and bear,
but bless and bestow,
and baptize as heirs

but i’d be received with sighs
as the bane of my mother’s pride;
as a stranger inside her womb,
yet outside.

/ consider the thief lyrics