small victory on a fallow field

by Nat Lyon

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CH 03:28
he was just a kid completely OCD between you and me 5 o'clock every day 364 a race to the shore on the Yantic River a place that made such perfect sense in Christopher's head winter dusk demanded thalo blue or cadmium green he bought a gun for self-protection from himself we know how this ends we know how this ends the busted public school PA announced the passing of a popular teacher the kids in your art class were shocked and some of them cried I heard you had conversations with me but I wasn't there they handed out collages you made when you were well in the old church that you never went to I showed up late and drunk and no one said your name
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CHARLIE! 02:21
5:15! I'm hypothetically fine for most of the time like a dog with one eye you're very good at circles you were hopelessly kind to the angular rhymes standing in a duck blind as grounded as that blue heron hydrangeas are in full bloom I watch them as they change hue when they're talking to you in a language that I want to know presumably that's CHARLIE! because it's 5:15 AM
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dogs go dark 02:51
bird flies into a wire fence and as it falls without regret the landseer, sitting close she's counting her blessings stone walls are just like a maze where creatures sleep through winter days red-tailed hawk spied in a tree she's counting her blessings domestic bears go on patrol barking at foxes and bicycles the UPS person barely got away she's counting her blessings counting her blessings i can see you i can see you in the dark i can feed you i can see you in the darkness
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this is not the map, not the map that you're looking for Natchaug Bridge is on the road to Phoenixville I want to see you from far away I want to see you from far away I can hear a boy off-key whistling to the stray dogs in the second growth, the transect broke and you had to bale. I want to see you from far away I want to see you from far away and the cuts on your hands are source of concern and the blood on your dress wasn't there yesterday
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words fall 03:45
(you're going nowhere, but very quickly) these August days are flagging it's the season of bag-packing (it could have been worse) we were hunting on private land when the shotgun slipped out of your hand words fall, images fall my world seems so small words fall, images fall I remember when you were tall (now we go inside) kayaks ready to sleep firewood tossed in a heap (sleeping kayaks) I want to surf like Brian Lam or smash a digital cam (riding a single track to freedom) we're riding a single track down a dirt trail with no way back (do you have a map? do you have a GPS unit?) let's just stay outside under this August sky words fall
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standby 03:13
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released February 28, 2014

written, performed, and recorded by Nat Lyon, with:
Chad Matheny, mixing engineer (1-12) and OP-1 (4)
Ashley Cooke and Hilde Kopfhorers, vocals (5)
Mastered by David Hirst, Palm Tree Studio (UK)

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