Our Lost Infantry - The Dry Salvages

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the river burst its banks and made an island of me. a fall of rain mistaken for the coming of the sea. as floating gardens flourish where there once were forest trees. so we're all stretching up on tiptoes for the surface, trying to breathe. will icecaps melt and cover us in snow, four fathoms deep? winter come to keep me warm while i lay down to sleep. or rusty rain to hide my face, give me some relief. my hands are parting, cloudy, in a sky of disbelief. is a rose by any other name still a rose? if you go by any other name, will i still know you? if to be human is to falter, what can perfect ever mean? some nascent thing that man won't give the time or space to breathe. an image of an idea of some insubstantial thing. no search for grandeur in the kitchen when the plates went clattering. just disapproval, wringing hands - 'shrug off those childish things'. is the blackbird still a blackbird if you cannot hear it sing? will they wake once again, at dead of night, all chattering. or leave me like a bear to sleep the long days til the spring? is a rose by any other name still a rose? if you go by any other name, will i still know you? did you hear the word? in the beginning there was nothing more. is a rose by any other name still a rose? if you go by any other name, will i still know you? if you go ahead and change your face, will i still know you? i could go and fuck up everything, but i still know you.

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from Sampler 12 "Sometimes I See You In The Stars", released May 20, 2014

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