The Main Event

from Signs of Violence by Mark Lenover



I live in the margins
In the jargin
that you were, determined to pass off as divine
I’m in that silent
cloud of violence
which occurs, off in the corners of your eyes


I’m the unvarnished
foreign carnage
that you were, hoping would kindly disappear
I’m the remotest
alien protest
that you were, determined would fall upon deaf ears

Pain is the main event
Pain is the wall that you’re up against
What’s been lost can yet be found
if you take a stand, and stand your ground
Pain is the main event
Pain is the child of your decadence
Don’t just blink and turn away
when it demands to be embraced



from Signs of Violence, released November 5, 2013


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Mark Lenover

Through a distinctive fusion of folk, rock, theatre and electronica, Mark Lenover critically examines pop culture’s ubiquitous influence, its moral philosophy and the potentially devastating effects of drug abuse and mental illness. His recent work frequently challenges an increasingly pervasive culture of celebrity, self-indulgence, distraction and desire. ... more

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