The Sickness (Music: The Atmospheric Science) by Ursprung Collective published on 2012/04/17 19:40:17 +0000 Poem written and spoken by Israfel Sivad from his collection "The Tree Outside My Window" available at http://andrews-songs.tumblr.com/. Original vocal tracks produced by Jason Koepke, http://jasonkoepke.com. Music composed, performed, and produced by http://soundcloud.com/the-atmospheric-science. Thumbnail: "Traders" by Alex Barry, www.blurzum.com. The Sickness I tried washing the sickness from my skin today. But the water scorched my body, not a drop inside my pores. When I woke up, I could feel the sickness crawling my spine. My back hurts where its monkey claws dug below the flesh I wash. I scrub. I flake dead skin from my arms and my legs, but the sickness has dug itself in. No matter how much I beg, it lives with me now.