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shadow on the things you know

 

Published by Burning House Press in May 2019

i am playing the piano broken keys off-tune out of time but still i am playing the piano with my voice broken black keys muted white keys spaces between when you see me fly away without you notes a dissonance and harmony occasional you hear the piano from the next room and my voice broken off-tune you recognise the song shadow on the things you know you are standing beside me now you are putting your hand on my shoulder now your hand with fingers ring-worn soft are on my shoulder and i am singing broken off-tune out of time feathers fall around you you are singing now too show you the way to go we are singing broken off-tune out of time together raw untrained clawing out meaning it’s over we are singing jagged we are singing brutal it’s over broken off-tune together out of time it’s over and you are crying now you are heaving body dark-chested you are telling me that this is the song you used to listen to many years ago in halls scared and alone and hiding this is the song you used to sing shadows on the things you know you are crying now in the remembering feathers fall around you you are heaving body dark-chested not in the disappearing but in the remembering off-tune out of time together