@selfsame I actually spent like 15 minutes trying to do something with the second half! it gets way harder all of a sudden
I wrote something similar on birdsite last November, and concluded that since "the years start coming and they don't stop coming" is the central theme of the poem, the only right thing is to either cut it off there or repeat that line for the rest of the song
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