Because I can't be

Because I can’t be anywhere
I am drinking a thick and viscous liquid
  
Dark red and pulsing
Of the tiger from which I came
  
Essence distorted in
So as to make the idea
  
So that I was a capitalist
And made a hundred businesses of my sadness
  
So that I made resource from my tears
Either ocean or flat
  
Knowledge or a demon
The house that still portends
  
Angry mouth
Angry hole
  
The black hole where no one dares to go
So what words as if
  
As if it were anything
As if I could look at you and love you
  
And that I could mean anything
Or be anything
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