Jeff Mangum

by DBLevin

born out of his grandmother’s eye
he lived in haunted closets
and camped out in backyards
but when finally, he wrote his masterpiece
and mended broken souls with music
he realized that some ghosts
could not be sung away
but when he broke down
he was reborn
with eyes bright and burning
angel from the ashes
and he discovered that he didn’t need
to repeat the masterpiece
and that like everyone else
he simply was
and eventually
he was not